Many congratulations to OV Professor Timothy Minton (Ch 69-76) who has received an OBE for services to UK/Japan relations in the New Year Honours list. Timothy is a professor at the prestigious Keio University Medical School of Medicine. He has spent 6 years as Executive Director of the Japan British Society, the prime public bilateral organisation for the UK in Japan.
Timothy has also been the Honorary Secretary of the Cambridge and Oxford Society for 20 years which is a group for alumni of those universities including the new Emperor and other members of the Imperial Family. As part of his role he has organised lectures and social events with visiting heads of colleges and other academics to engage and build relationships with Japanese universities.