Kupuna Achievers: Dr. Satoru Izutsu

Join us in congratulating Arcadia At Home member Dr. Satoru Izutsu for being recognized as a Kupuna Achiever for receiving  “The Order of the Rising Sun” medal by the government of Japan.

As the longtime Admissions Director and Vice Dean of the University of Hawai’i medical school, Dr. Izutsu led efforts by the John A. Burns School of Medicine to assist Okinawa following World War Two. Okinawa badly needed physicians, and the UH and the Chubu Hospital in Okinawa began an MD training collaboration that lasted nearly a half-century.

The Order of the Rising Sun is the third highest honor bestowed by the Japanese government and the highest award that can be given to a non-citizen of Japan.

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