Bono becomes honourary Doctor of Law

Japanese university honours U2 frontman

Bono was awarded an honourary Doctor of Law Degree by Japan’s Keio University at a ceremony held at the school yesterday (May 27).

The U2 frontman received the honour “in recognition for his work in the fight against poverty and AIDS in Africa,” according to a statement issued by the University.

Bono was present at yesterday’s ceremony, where he delivered a lecture to the students urging Japan not to ignore Africa at the G8 summit in July. The students reportedly greeted the star with rapturous applause.

Bono is currently in Japan to attend the Tokyo International Conference on African Development.

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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