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Order of Canada
Yuzuru Kojima, C.M.
Richmond, British Columbia [Canada]
Member of the Order of Canada
Awarded on June 20, 1983; Invested on October 5, 1983
"Jim" Kojima of Richmond, British Columbia, is one of' Canada's leading masters of judo. He received his black belt at nineteen and became a leader in judo organizations and a delegate to the Canadian Olympics Association. He is the first Canadian, and the youngest in the world, to have received the International Judo Union ticket.