On February 26th, 2019, Ambassador Ishikane conferred the Ambassador’s Award on Mr. David Worts, Executive Director of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association of Canada (JAMA). Mr. Worts joined JAMA in 1984, and has been supporting trade and investment of Japanese automobile industry with and in Canada ever since. He also contributed to the promotion of the economic relationship between Japan and Canada in auto-industry during the trade conflict of the 1980s between the two countries as well as the negotiations of trade agreements such as Canada-US FTA and NAFTA. More recently, he has contributed in the CPTPP negotiations and ratification in collaboration with Japanese companies in Canada and the Embassy of Japan. Mr. Worts was given the Ambassador’s Award for this distinguished service.