Hank Aaron

2009 Atlanta Braves: Henry Aaron head shot.
Former Professional Baseball player and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Japan honors Hank Aaron with Order of the Rising Sun

Mr. Hank Aaron was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette in January 2016 for his services toward the mutual understanding between American and Japanese youth, and his establishment of the World Children’s Baseball Fair alongside Sadaharu Oh.


I am pleased to support Ashinaga’s Africa Initiative. I share its vision of helping gifted but bereaved orphans in 49 Sub-Saharan African countries. I believe education is a key in creating future leaders for Africa.

Letter of Appointment

Left: Consul General Mr. Kazuo Sunaga, Right: Senior Vice President, Atlanta Braves and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Mr. Hank Aaron