On August 27, 2021, Prof. Dr. Med. Wolfgang Sauerwein, specialist in radiology with a research focus on neutron therapy, was honored with the “Order of the Rising Sun on Neck Ribbon, Golden Rays” by the Japanese government.
Among his numerous prestigious commitments, Prof. Sauerwein also serves as a Specially Appointed Professor at Okayama University.
Consul General Iwama personally presented him with the high honor during a ceremony at his residence in Erkrath (East of Düsseldorf).
In his welcoming address, the Consul General emphasized the great and tireless commitment Prof. Sauerwein contributed to deepening the traditional German-Japanese relations in the field of medicine. Professor Sauerwein substantially developed the regional exchange into a “fruitful and future-oriented relationship”. Following his words of welcome, he delivered a video message from the acting mayor of Koriyama, Masato Shinagawa.