On 3 November 2023 the Government of Japan awarded Paolo Calvetti, Full Professor of Japanese Language and Linguistics at Ca' Foscari, with the 'Order of the Rising Sun-Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon' for his staunch activity in Japan and Italy, and for his contribution to promoting academic exchange and mutual understanding between the two countries.
Prof. Calvetti says: "I am particularly happy to receive this prestigious honour by the Japanese government. I see it as the recognition of my long academic activity (carried out at Ca' Foscari in recent years), which was dedicated to the study of Japanese culture and the deepening of cultural relations between Italy and Japan. I am grateful for the opportunities that Japan has given me over the years, supporting my studies and the assignments I was given in my role as a cultural mediator".
Read the news on the website of the Consulate General of Japan in Milan [ITA]