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Three Russians are awarded with Japan's state awards

Three Russians were awarded this year the state awards of Japan - the Order of the Rising Sun and the Order of the Sacred Treasure. The corresponding imperial decree was published on the occasion of the national holiday celebrated in Japan - the Day of Culture, TASS reported.

The Order of the Rising Sun was obtained by an orientalist Stella Bykova, an associate professor at the Department of Japanese Philology at the Institute of Asian and African Countries (ISAA) at Moscow State University. Mv Lomonosov, as well as head of the Japanese language department at the Institute of Oriental Countries at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Stella Bykova has been teaching Japanese since 1967. She has participated in international conferences and more than 60 published scientific works on phraseology, lexicology and dialects of the Japanese language. Many of them are published in Japan.

The Order of the Rising Sun of the fifth degree was awarded to a prominent figure of the Russia-Japan Friendship Society Sergei Smolyakov, who holds the post of executive secretary in this organization. Smolyakov also heads the Hyperion publishing house, which publishes translations of classical and contemporary Japanese literature.

In addition, the Order of the Sacred Treasure was awarded to an employee of the Japanese Embassy in Moscow, Tatyana Teokharova. This award recognizes "long service excellence."

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