Monte Mesa awarded prestigious Japan Foreign Minister’s Commendation

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Monte Mesa was given the award for his role in the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.

Monte Del Mar Neda Mesa, general manager of the Guam Premier Outlet, has been awarded the Foreign Minister’s Commendation for FY 2019 by the Consulate-General of Japan.

The award was given to Mesa for his role in the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.

The certificate and commemoration gift was presented to Mesa through Consul-General of Japan, Mrs. Izumi Seki, last Thursday, Sept. 12, at her official residence.

Mesa is the second CHamoru to be awarded the Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation. Past CHamoru awardee is Frank Shimizu with other seven Guam awardees all being Japanese nationals.

The Foreign Minister’s Commendations are awarded to individuals and groups with
outstanding achievements in international fields, in order to acknowledge their
contributions to the promotion of friendship between Japan and other countries and
areas.

The commendations also aim to promote the understanding and support of the Japanese public for the activities of the recipients.

This year, the commendations were awarded to 206 individuals and 63 groups
residing within Japan and overseas.

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