Commendation for Festival Director
On July 25, 2013, the Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Fumio Kishida, has announced the list for this year's special commendations of the Foreign Ministry (Gaimu Daijin Hyosho). In Germany, Mrs Marion Klomfass, director and co-founder of the Japanese Film Festival Nippon Connection, was among the awarded individuals. Foreign Minister Kishida has commended Mrs Klomfass for her great merit in the field of German-Japanese cultural exchange in the city of Frankfurt. By her permanent commitment for Nippon Connection Mrs Klomfass has contributed eminently to the deepening of mutual cultural understanding. The award ceremony was held by Consul General Hideyuki Sakamoto last Thursday, November 21, 2013, in Frankfurt.