Join JAASC in congratulating Buzz Burwell on the recognition of his achievements in the field of Japan-US international relations! Buzz is an active attorney with Nelson Mullins in Greenville, SC. He is also one of JAASC’s founding members, has served as Co-chair, and continues to remain an active advisory member of our board. We appreciate everything that he does to help JAASC succeed and support the community here in South Carolina.
PRESS RELEASE May 1st, 2023
The Government of Japan has decided to award the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette to Mr. Henry M. “Buzz” Burwell.
On April 29th 2023, the Government of Japan announced the 2023 Spring Conferment of Decorations. Within the jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta, the following individual will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his contributions to interregional exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States.
- Mr. Henry M. “Buzz” Burwell, *Former Chair and Founder of Japan-America Association of South Carolina
Service: Contributed to promoting interregional exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States
The Order of the Rising Sun is awarded to those who have made distinguished achievements in the following fields; international relations, promotion of Japanese culture, advancements in their field, development in welfare or preservation of the environment.
About the Consulate General of Japan:
The Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta is an overseas establishment of the Government of Japan. The main function of our office is to protect Japanese nationals and economic interests, provide consular services and cultural exchange. There are 18 Japanese diplomatic missions in the United States. The jurisdiction of our office is Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.