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May 19th 2006
Olympus Special Advisor Masatoshi Kishimoto Receives High Honor in Germany
Olympus Corporation (President: Tsuyoshi Kikukawa) is proud to announce that its Special Advisor Masatoshi Kishimoto has been awarded The Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit by the Federal Republic of Germany.
This honor was instituted in 1951 and is awarded by the Federal Republic of Germany in recognition of significant contributions to the nation in any field. Mr. Kishimoto received the award for his role in the development of Olympus Europe (Hamburg, Germany), a subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, as the Olympus Group’s center for Europe, and for his contributions to the creation of employment, the establishment of the Olympus Europe Life Science Foundation, and the expansion of research cooperation between Japan and Germany.
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