Leo Melamed, Chairman Emeritus, CME Group, Inc., bestowed the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star by the Emperor of Japan
November 3, 2017

On November 3, 2017, the Emperor of Japan bestowed on Leo Melamed, Chairman Emeritus, CME Group, Inc., the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star, for initiating financial futures markets worldwide, for his outstanding contribution to Japan-U.S. relationship, and for promoting recognition of Consul General, Chiune Sugihara's life-saving deeds during World War II. It represents one of the highest awards the Government of Japan can confer on an individual who is not a Head of State or Royalty. Its standing is comparable in the U.S. to the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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