Japan awards Wada Akiko for Promoting Pakistan-Japan ties

Islamabad: The Government of Japan has awarded the Foreign Minister’s Commendations for FY 2020 to WADA Akiko, representative of Rumbur Development Welfare & Conservation Society, in recognition of her significant contribution towards the promotion of mutual understanding between Japan and Pakistan.

MATSUDA Kuninori, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, on behalf of the Government of Japan, on March 4, 2021, awarded the Foreign Minister’s Commendations for FY 2020 to Ms. WADA Akiko. The commendation ceremony was held at Ambassador’s official residence in Islamabad.

WADA Akiko dedicated her sincere efforts to working as local representative under Grant Assistance of the Japanese Government in 1994 and 2004 to construct small hydraulic power plants at the valleys of Rumbur and Birir.
In addition, she established a local NGO, Rumbur Development Welfare & Conservation Society, and she has been fully working to improve living standards of the Kalasha at the grassroots level such as provision of basic facilities including furniture and electricity system as well as scholarships to local students graduated from high school.

MATSUDA Kuninori, while speaking on the occasion, congratulated WADA on receiving this prestigious commendation by the Government of Japan. The envoy appreciated her dedicated efforts to promote mutual understanding of respective culture and traditions.

He said that the Japanese Government would continue to support the people of Pakistan at the grassroots level and hoped that this contribution will further deepen the existing friendly relationship between Japan and Pakistan.