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Mr. Haruhisa Handa is a businessman and philanthropist active in arts and interfaith understanding. He chairs the International Foundation for Arts and Culture and sponsors worldwide art expositions, including calligraphy, opera, concerts, and Noh performances. Recognized for this contributions to the Cambodian nation, he received an award from the Kingdom of Cambodia in 2003. He established Cambodia’s first Japanese Culture and Business Research Center at the Cambodia Institute for Cooperation and Peace, the country’s only national research facility, and he was chancellor of Cambodia University, the country’s first private university. Presently, he is a leader of World Mate, a non-profit organization founded upon Shinto’s understanding of the spiritual world and aims to unify economic, academic and cultural resources for the welfare of all people around the world.