Point of interest: 旭日章

旭日章  Order of the Rising Sun
58 words
, translated as the Order of the Rising Sun, is an extremely prestigious 'order', membership of which is bestowed on individuals by the Emperor as an award to recognize great contributions to Japanese culture.
Historically it was awarded to Japanese citizens, including Soichiro Honda, the founder of Honda Motors. Since 1981 several non-Japanese have received the award.

Kanji used in this point of interest

キョク   morning sun   あさひ    
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ニチ   ジツ   sun; day   ひ    -か    
ショウ    chapter, badge, mark   
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