Embassy of Japan in New Zealand



The Former Japanese programme director at Victoria University of Wellington, Yushi Ito Receives Foreign Minister’s Commendation

26 July 2018 

On July 26th, the awarding ceremony for the Foreign Minister’s Commendations was held in Tokyo. Yushi Ito, former Japanese programme director in Victoria University of Wellington, received a Commendation from Foreign Minister Taro Kono for his services in Japanese language teaching. Dr Ito spent over 30 years lecturing for Japanese in Universities of both New Zealand and Australia, until he retired from New Zealand’s Victoria University of Wellington in 2013. His contributions to the development of Japanese language education are highly valued.