Monica Braw tilldelas japansk orden


Braw, författare till verket "Trollsländans land" får utmärkelsen för att spridit kunskap om Japan i Sverige. Atlantis gratulerar!

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On 29 April 2011, the Government of Japan announced that Dr. Monica Braw was conferred a Japanese order, namely, the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays.
Dr. Braw was given the Order for her outstanding contribution to the promotion of understanding about Japan in Sweden.
Dr. Braw is a well known specialist on Japan and has been active as an author, a journalist and a historian for many years. Drawing on her experiences first-hand as a Tokyo correspondent for both Finland´s radio and Svenska Dagbladet from the late 60´s to early 90´s, she has written over 20 books, mostly on Japan. The subjects range from politics and social questions to history. She was awarded two Swedish literary awards for her novel, "Överlevarna", which deals with the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Her most recent work is an extensive book on Japanese history, "Trollsländans land - Japans Historia (The country of dragonflies, the History of Japan)", published last year.