Shigetaka Komori, president and CEO, FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, has received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, in recognition of his accomplishments in industry and in furthering culture through his leadership roles at Fujifilm, Japan's Broadcasting Company—NHK, and a range of industry and cultural organisations.
The Order of the Rising Sun was the first national decoration awarded by the Japanese Government, and was created in 1875. The design of the badge and ribbon presented to signify the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star conveys the powerful energy of the sun and Japan's designation as the "Land of the Rising Sun."
During his tenure at Fujifilm, Komori has been instrumental in advancing the principles of corporate social responsibility throughout the global Fujifilm Group. Komori's most significant initiative has been the implementation of a series of far-reaching growth measures which have led to a dramatic transformation of the company's business structure through intensive investments in facilities, and research and development activities in new, high-growth business fields.
Komori serves as president of the Japan-German Society and the Japan-Netherlands Society. His contributions were recognized in 2004 when he was awarded the Medal with Blue Ribbon by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan. In 2006, the Photo Marketing Association International (PMA) awarded Komori the Hall of Fame award, its highest honour. Also in 2006, he received the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany from His Majesty the President of the Federal Republic of Germany.