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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