Lecturers in Japanese commended

25 August 2017
Dr Lawrence Marceau is presented with a commendation by the Consul-General of Japan in Auckland, Mr Yoshitaka Yokoyama.

Two senior lecturers in Japanese, Dr Wayne Lawrence and Dr Lawrence Marceau, were honoured recently with a commendation from the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The commendation is for their promotion of Japanese research in New Zealand and their respective contributions to the promotion of friendship between the two countries.

Wayne is a linguist with a particular interest in Ryukuan dialects and Lawrence is a specialist in the literature of the Edo period (1600-1868).

This year, the Ministry awarded commendations to 187 individuals and 45 groups throughout the world.

Pictured is Lawrence, who was presented with his award by the Consul-General of Japan in Auckland, Mr Yoshitaka Yokoyama. Wayne is currently in Japan, continuing his research.


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