Award of Order of the Falcon to Mr. Watanabe, the founder of the Watanabe Trust Fund

May 22nd, 2019


Mr. Toshizo Watanabe, founder of the Watanabe Trust Fund received the Icelandic Order of the Falcon from the President Jóhannesson, followed by the banquet hosted by the President. Ambassador Kitagawa attended both ceremonies.

Watanabe Trust Fund is a scholarship fund that provides students and academics with scholarship grants to study and research in Japan and Iceland, as well as supporting academic staff exchanges. The Order of the Falcon was awarded to Mr. Watanabe, since his substantial contribution to promoting academic collaboration between Iceland and Japan was highly valued.