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Takei To Be Feted In Japan

By Michelle
November 4, 2004 - 10:16 PM

George Takei, who played Sulu on the original Star Trek and has been active in Japanese-American affairs, including speaking about his experiences at an internment camp during World War II, will be honoured by the government of Japan for their contributions to the Japanese-American community.

The Japanese Consulate announced that Takei and Assemblyman George Nakano, a Democrat from Torrance, would be awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, in a ceremony in Tokyo, according to NBC.

In addition to his numerous film and television roles, Takei has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern California Rapid Transit District and the advisory committee of the California Civil Liberties Public Education Program. He is also a member of the board of governors of the Asian-American theatre group East West Players, and a former chairman of the board of trustees of the Japanese American National Museum.

The Order of the Rising Sun will be bestowed upon both men next Tuesday.

The original news item comes from NBC.

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