For the title of Tokyo Honorable Citizen, we have selected three candidates this year: Ms. Akamatsu Ryoko, Mr. Saito Takao, and Mr. Miyake Issei. Ms. Akamatsu was instrumental in the establishment of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act and has greatly contributed to the advancement of women’s position in society over many years. As a pioneer of graphic novels, Mr. Saito has captivated many across generations with his creation, Golgo 13, and numerous other works. Mr. Miyake has attracted worldwide support as a designer representing Japan with his Issey Miyake brand. He continues to create innovative clothing by thinking outside of the box. With the approval of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, we would like to award these three worthy candidates with the title of Honorable Citizen next month. The cooperation of the Assembly would be most appreciated.