We are delighted to congratulate Janice who has been awarded the Order of the Rising Sun in recognition of her tireless work in fostering a strong and close working relationship between Japanese and English Lawyers. The award was bestowed upon her on 5th October 2023 at the Japanese Embassy in London. This is the second honour received by Janice this year; she has also been appointed Reader of Middle Temple for 2023 in recognition of her contribution to the Inn. The Reader plays a significant part in the life of the Inn, particular in its Educational role. The Reader has the privilege and duty to introduce each candidate for call to the Bar on call day. She is also required to give a lecture during her term of office at her “Reader’s Feast” which takes place later this year.