Presentation of the People’s Honor Award

March 17, 2023
[Provisional translation]
On March 17, 2023, Prime Minister Kishida held a ceremony to present the People's Honor Award to Mr. KUNIEDA Shingo and conferred upon him the certificate of award and the shield at the Prime Minister’s Office.

Thanks to his daily efforts and accumulation of rigorous training, Mr. Kunieda has long been a leading player in the world of wheelchair tennis and achieved unprecedented successes, including a total of 50 titles in the four most prestigious tennis tournaments, more than anyone else in history, and the completion of a career Golden Slam with a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. He has thus made highly significant contributions to raising awareness of parasports in society and developing sports, thereby bringing dreams and inspiration to the general public as well as bright hopes and courage to society.
The People's Honor Award recognizes Mr. Kunieda for such an accomplishment.
The People’s Honor Award was established in August 1977 to honor individuals respected by a broad spectrum of the people, and whose distinguished achievements have brought the light of hope to society.

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