Former State Department Official Receives Imperial Decoration

Nov. 8 - On Nov. 3, the Government of Japan announced the foreign recipients of the 2010 Autumn Imperial Decorations. Among 58 recipients, Dr. Norman P. Neureiter, Senior Advisor for two Centers at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), received the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star in recognition of his significant career contributions in promoting science and technology cooperation and exchange between Japan and the United States. Dr. Neureiter first started working with Japan in 1963, when he joined the National Science Foundation (NSF) in their office of International Affairs. Dr. Neureiter also served as the first Science and Technology Adviser to the U.S. Secretary of State.