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Japan to honor Tetsu Nakamura, doctor killed in Afghanistan

Late humanitarian to be awarded Order of the Rising Sun

Dr. Tetsu Nakamura devoted his life to providing medical care and other humanitarian assistance in war-torn Afghanistan. (Photo by Mamoru Yago)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government said Monday it will bestow a decoration on Tetsu Nakamura, the Japanese aid worker who was killed in a shooting earlier this month in Afghanistan.

The 73-year-old physician will be awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said in a news conference.

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