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Elizabeth Oliver Honoured by the Japan-British Society

November 22, 2022
Elizabeth Oliver Honoured by the Japan-British Society

On November 22, 2022, our founder, Elizabeth Oliver, MBE received the Japan-British Society award for 2022. The award was presented by Princess Akiko of Mikasa at the Japan-British Society annual dinner, held at the Okura Hotel in Tokyo.

ARK was founded 32 years ago. We are honoured and humbled by this prestigious award from long-term supporters, the Japan- British Society. The dinner was also attended by Mme Dewi Sukarno, a staunch supporter of ARK’s mission, who offered her congratulations to Elizabeth in person.

In accepting the award, Elizabeth shared the following thoughts:

I have faced many obstacles in animal welfare over the last decades. My work deals not only with animals, but also with people. Most of these are wonderful, but some are decidedly not. I have tried to follow my beliefs in what is right and am grateful for the opportunities I have had to contribute to society.

Japan-British Society (from the JBS website)

The Japan-British Society was founded in 1908 to encourage the study of things British and to promote cordial relations between the peoples of the United Kingdom and Japan. The Society was for a long time an unincorporated organisation but was reformed and established as a Shadan Hojin in November 2000, and Ippan Shadan Hojin in April 2012.