Photo courtesy of Congressman Billy Long

Congressman Billy Long Honored By Japanese

Congressman Billy Long says he is honored to be awarded one of Japan’s highest imperial decorations.

The Japanese government awarded the Southwest Missouri Congressman with the Japanese Order of the Rising Sun award for his work in promoting relations between the United States and Japan.

Congressman Long served as co-chair of the Congressional Study Group on Japan for several years.

The Order of the Rising Sun was established in 1875.

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