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Golden Pheasant Award

The Golden Pheasant Award (きじ章, kiji-shō)[1] is the highest award for adult leaders in the Scout Association of Japan. It is awarded by the Chief Scout of Japan, awarded for eminent achievement and meritorious service to the Association for a period of at least twenty years. It may be awarded to any member of a Scout Association affiliated with the World Organization of the Scout Movement.[2]

Golden Pheasant Award
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OwnerScout Association of Japan
Awarded forOutstanding service to Scouting in Japan
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The award consists of a medallion depicting a stylized golden pheasant, suspended from a white ribbon with two red stripes worn around the neck. The attendant uniform emblem, worn over the pocket, consists of two red stripes on a white background with a 5 mm golden device of the Japanese Scout emblem.[3]

Awards for Japanese ScoutersEdit

  • Golden Pheasant Award (きじ章, kiji-shō)-the highest award
  • Silver Eagle Award (たか章, taka-shō)-the second-highest award, suspended from a white ribbon with two green stripes[Note 1]
  • Silver Cuckoo Award (かっこう章, kakkō-shō)-the third-highest award, suspended from a white ribbon with two yellow stripes

RecipientsEdit

Award number Year awarded Name Office Representing
1 1952 Martin B. Williams Founder of Tokyo 4 Scout group United States
2 1952 J. S. Wilson United Kingdom
3 1953 Richard Nixon United States
1 1953 Michiharu Mishima first president of the Boy Scout Association of Japan
2 1953 Jinnojō Hayashi (林 甚之丞)
3 1954 Sano Tsuneha Elder (early Scouting movement notable)
4 1955 Motojirō Ozaki member of the Diet
5 1955 Chūhachi Nakano (中野 忠ハ)
6 1956 Gotō Shinpei first Chief Scout of Japan
7 1956 Yoshinori Futara co-founder of the Boy Scouts of Japan in April 1922; General Commissioner
4 1956 Daniel Spry Canada
5 1957 Olave Baden-Powell United Kingdom
6 1957 Peter Baden-Powell, 2nd Baron Baden-Powell United Kingdom
7 1957 Arthur A. Schuck United States
8 1957 John Thurman United Kingdom
9 1957 Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Iran
10 1957 Walter Nash New Zealand
8 1959 Hidesaburō Kurushima President of the Boy Scouts of Japan
11 1959 Jorge B. Vargas Philippines
12 1964 Constantine II of Greece Greece
13 1964 Ellsworth Hunt Augustus United States
9 1966 Taizō Ishizaka Chairman of the National Board of the Boy Scouts of Japan
14 1966 Gabriel Daza Philippines
3 1967 Shigeru Yoshida Prime Minister
15 1967 Kim Jong-pil Korea Scout Association President ? - June 6, 1969 Korea
16 1968 Gustavo J. Vollmer Venezuela
17 1968 Irving J. Feist United States
4 1970 Eisaku Satō Prime Minister
1 1971 Akihito Crown Prince of Japan
18 1971 Charles Dymoke Green, Jr. United Kingdom
19 1971 William Durant Campbell United States
10 1973 Saburō Matsukata President of the Boy Scouts of Japan
20 1973 Antonio C. Delgado Philippines
21 1974 Gerald Ford United States
22 1975 Elizabeth II United Kingdom
23 1975 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh United Kingdom
11 1978 Kōgorō Uemura Chairman of the National Board of the Boy Scouts of Japan
12 1979 Akira Watanabe President of the Boy Scouts of Japan
24 1978 Birendra of Nepal Nepal
13 1978 Ichirō Terao Chairman of the National Board of the Boy Scouts of Japan
14 1978 Yoshio Kobayashi (小林 芳夫)
5 1979 Takeo Fukuda Prime Minister
15 1979 Seiichiro Furuta Scouting pioneer
16 1979 Tadatsugu Ozaki (尾崎 忠次) Scouting pioneer
25 1980 Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden Sweden
6 1980 Masayoshi Ōhira Prime Minister
7 1981 Yoshio Sakurauchi President of the Scout Parliamentary Caucus
17 1981 Chubee Kagita General Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of Nippon
18 1981 Jusaburō Kawai (河合 寿三郎) Scouting pioneer
26 1983 Ronald Reagan United States
19 1983 Katsuji Yamaguchi (山口 勝治) Scouting pioneer
20 1985 Gen Hirose
8 1985 Ken Harada President of the Scout Parliamentary Caucus
21 1985 Yōsuke Hirayama (平山 羊介)
9 1986 Yasuhiro Nakasone Prime Minister
27 1987 László Nagy Switzerland
22 1987 Sei Yagi (Yagi Kiyoshi (?)ハ木 清)
23 1988 Masao Murata (村田 正雄) General Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of Japan
24 1988 Toshiwo Doko President? (Sōsai)
2 1989 Naruhito, Crown Prince of Japan
25 1989 Masaru Ibuka
26 1989 Yorihiro Matsudaira International Commissioner
27 1989 Muneyoshi Tokugawa
28 1989 Lee Teng-hui Republic of China
28 1990 Mitsuji Hama (浜 光治)
29 1990 Sadaharu Hisamatsu (久松 定治)
30 1990 Yoshio Hattori
31 1991 Sōichirō Honda
32 1991 Shōzō Takahashi (高橋 正蔵)
33 1991 Tarō Matoba (的場 太郎)
10 1991 Noboru Takeshita Prime Minister
29 1992 Prince Edward, Duke of Kent United Kingdom
11 1992 Ryūtarō Hashimoto Prime Minister
34 1992 Ichirō Fujiyama
35 1993 Yawara Hata
36 1994 Shinpei Iwanami (岩波 信平)
37 1994 Shintarō Negishi
38 1995 Hiro Takiguchi (滝口 弘) Scouting pioneer
39 1995 Masao Takeda (竹田 正夫) Scouting pioneer
40 1997 Yoshishige Ashihara
41 1997 Ryōmasa Suzuki (鈴木 了正, Norimasa or Ryōshō) General Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of Nippon
42 1997 Ayakazu Hirose
12 1998 Keizō Obuchi Prime Minister
43 1999 Shōichi Saba Chairman of the National Board of the Boy Scouts of Nippon
30 1999 Park Kun-bae Korea
13 2003 Yoshirō Mori Prime Minister
31 2005 Paras, Crown Prince of Nepal Nepal
44 2008 Kō Yoshida International Commissioner
45 2010 Tsunao Hashimoto Chairman of the National Board of the Boy Scouts of Nippon
32 2011 Kang Young-joong Korea Scout Association President March 7, 2008 - April 16, 2012 Korea
46 2014 Tadashi Sugihara (杉原 正) Honorary Chairman

NotesEdit

The original Japanese list[4] does not assign strict chronological numbering, rather by category. The first category is political, and in honorific order as number 1 is the current Heisei emperor, although he received the award chronologically third in that category. The second category are Japanese Scouters, again starting with number 1 Michiharu Mishima. The third category are non-Japanese recipients, and again the list cycles back to 1, being Martin B. Williams. In addition, Akira Watanabe is out of numerical sequence. Posthumously conferred are marked with (‡).

  1. ^ The Japanese term taka (鷹 たか) may be variously translated "hawk", "raptor", and "white eagle".

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 諸規定 (Shokitei), Scout Association of Japan, 2012, p.263
  2. ^ http://www.scout.or.jp/_userdata/org/h26_hyousyou.pdf
  3. ^ https://sites.google.com/site/scoutmedal/japan-scout-medal
  4. ^ reinanzaka-sc.o.oo7.jp/kiroku/documents/20140523-3-kiji-list.pdf Shokitei