July 1, 2012
By Asia Image
JAPAN HONORS TFC FOUNDER UEMURA WITH ORDER OF THE RISING SUN MERIT
The Government of Japan has awarded Banjiro Uemura, founder of Tohokushinsha Film Corporation (TFC), with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette for his distinguished achievements and contributions to the development of Japan’s TV industry.
Uemura had been deeply involved in the multi-channel broadcasting initiative launched by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (now known as the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) since its inception 26 years ago, serving as Chairman of Japan Satellite Broadcasting Association for three terms.