John Fuyuume, Seabrook Educational and Cultural Center (SECC) trustee and former Project Director, was honored with the Order of the Rising Sun, with Gold and Silver Rays at a joint SECC and Japanese American Citizens League Boards and Volunteers Dinner on September 7, 2011. SECC is a valued NJDH partner.
The Order of the Rising Sun is the highest decoration awarded by the Japanese Government. It is reserved for civilians and non-heads of state. Mr. Fuyuume was conferred the award for his outstanding contributions to preserving and promoting the history and culture of the Japanese American community and for promoting mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.