WS receives Japan’s Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star

In recognition of his contributions to the development of Japanese business activities in the Philippines, SGV Founder Washington SyCip was recently conferred The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, by the Government of Japan.

In the 1960s, Mr. SyCip persuaded the late President Diosdado Macapagal to allow the first branch of a Japanese bank to invest in the Philippines. This started the revival of the economic relations between Japan and the Philippines. Since then, under the stewardship of Mr. SyCip, SGV has played a vital role in supporting Japanese firms in the country.

The order is awarded to people who have made achievements in international relations, promotion of the Japanese culture, advancements in their field and development in welfare or preservation of the environment.