Honorary Doctor Makoto Nakao Honoured by Japanese Government


The Japanese government has bestowed Makoto Nakao, the former President of a leading manufacturer of dental products GC Corporation and the CEO of GC International AG, the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette. The University of Turku conferred Nakao honorary doctor in 2017. 

In the past decades, Nakao has made a significant contribution to the GC’s sustainable growth and continued success by creating a high-performance environment based on a blend of Japanese-European culture. 

In acknowledgement of the longstanding mutually beneficial relationship between GC and the University of Turku, Nakao was awarded an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Medicine in 2017.

The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, is one of the highest orders conferred by the Japanese government. Makoto Nakao will receive the award for his distinguished accomplishments in the Japanese pharmaceutical industry at a Conferment Ceremony on Friday, December 13th, 2019. Afterwards, he will be invited to the Imperial Palace to have an audience with the Emperor.

Created 09.12.2019 | Updated 09.12.2019