Hagel Honors Pentagon Expert With Kato Prize

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Chuck Hagel delivers remarks at the award ceremony for Chris Johnstone, the Pentagon expert on Northeast Asia policy, who received the Kato Prize at the Pentagon Jan. 14, 2014. Johnstone was recognized for his dedication to strengthening U.S.-Japanese relations, in particular, the U.S.-Japan alliance. The Kato Prize was created in 2008 to honor the career of Ryozo Kato when he retired as Japan’s U.S. ambassador. DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Ryozo Kato, former Japanese ambassador to the United States, presents the Kato Prize to Chris Johnstone, Pentagon expert on Northeast Asia policy, at the Pentagon, Jan. 14, 2014.  
 DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, greets Ryozo Kato, the former Japanese ambassador to the United States, and his wife, Hanayo, at an award ceremony at the Pentagon, Jan. 14, 2014.
 DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, poses for a group photo with Christopher Johnstone, third from left, the Pentagon policy expert for Northeast Asia, and his wife, Mikiko; Ryozo Kato, former Japanese ambassador to the United States; and Kenichiro Sasae, the current Japanese ambassador to the United States, following a Pentagon award ceremony, Jan. 14, 2014. Kato presented his namesake prize to Christopher Johnstone for his work to strengthen the U.S.-Japan alliance.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
  • Defense Chuck Hagel, left, speaks to Christopher Johnstone, the Pentagon policy expert for Northeast Asia, and his wife Mikiko, after a ceremony where Johnstone received the Kato Prize at the Pentagon, Jan. 14, 2014.  DOD photo by U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Aaron Hostutler