Irene Hirano
American politician
Irene Hirano
Irene Y. Hirano is the President of the U.S. -Japan Council, having been appointed to that position when the group was formed in 2009. Hirano focuses on building positive relations between the United States and Japan. She is also Chair of the Ford Foundation Board of Trustees.
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Congressional Gold Medal goes on national tour
Fox News - about 4 years
The Congressional Gold Medal awarded last year to Japanese-Americans who served in World War II is going on a national tour. An exhibition featuring the medal will open on Saturday at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. It will then travel to museums in Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Ore., Chicago and Houston over the next year. Irene Hirano Inouye says her late husband — U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, who lost his right arm fighting with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team in Italy — saw the tour as an important way to tell others the story. Congress last year awarded the medal collectively to those who served three Japanese-American units: the 442nd, the 100th Infantry Battalion and the Military Intelligence Service.
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More notes about Senator Inouye (from FNC’s Chad Pergram)
Fox News - about 4 years
  Adding to this. Hawaii has never been a state without Inouye in the body. Served first in the House when Hawaii joined the Union in 1959. Moved to Senate in ’62.   Was President Pro Tempore. That’s the most senior member of the majority party. That put him 3rd in line to presidency behind Biden and Boehner.   Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is next line. He joined the Senate in 1974.   Inouye COULD lay in state or repose in Capitol Rotunda.         Urgent: Inouye Obit   Per Pergram-Capitol Hill   By: Chad Pergram, FOX News   Birth date: September 7, 1924 Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI) died on xxx. He was xx. **If Inouye serves past June 29, 2014, he will be the longest-serving senator in history. Inouye represented Hawaii in Congress from the time it became a state in 1959. He was initially elected as the state’s first House member for two terms and, subsequently, as a senator for **[as of 2012, nine]** terms. But his storied tenure began as a fres ...
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The Next Chapter - The Rafu Shimpo
Google News - over 5 years
As senior vice president, she brought continuity when she took over in February 2008 for Irene Hirano Inouye, who served 21 years as head of the museum and left shortly before her marriage to Sen. Daniel Inouye. Hirano Inouye guided JANM from its early
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Families Flock to Heart Mountain Center Opening - The Rafu Shimpo
Google News - over 5 years
Daniel K. Inouye, veteran network journalist Tom Brokaw, former US Secretary of Transportation Norman Y. Mineta, US-Japan Council President Irene Hirano-Inouye, and Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lance Ito. However, the star of the celebration was
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Heart Mountain lesson: Never again - Powell Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
At Saturday's celebration banquet, four panelists — Mineta; Judge Lance Ito of California; Irene Hirano Inouye, president of the US-Japan Council; and Melba Vasquez, president of the American Psychological Association — answered questions from the
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International representatives address Pacific risk reduction and resiliency - UH System Current News
Google News - over 5 years
Mrs. Irene Hirano Inouye, President, US-Japan Council – keynote speaker Mr. Al Martinez, Vice President, US Chamber of Commerce Dr. MRC Greenwood, President, University of Hawai'i Lt. Gen. Dan Darnell, Deputy Commander, US Pacific Command Dr. Zia Khan,
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Grand Opening Set for Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation Interpretive Learning ... - Business Wire (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
The panel will include Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Lance Ito, a respected advocate for civil rights and judicial reform, whose parents were incarcerated at Heart Mountain; Irene Hirano Inouye, president of the US-Japan Council;
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Ke Alahele Topic of Kiwanis Gathering - Maui Now
Google News - over 5 years
The event will feature distinguished educators as well as US Senator Daniel K. Inouye, his wife Irene Hirano, Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa, and his wife. The upcoming Kiwanis luncheon meeting begins at noon on Tuesday at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway in Kahului
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Analysis of Tweets Shows Japan Brand Remains Intact After Earthquake and Tsunami - The Rafu Shimpo
Google News - over 5 years
US-Japan Council President Irene Hirano Inouye was in Tokyo for the symposium. “Without a doubt, the fortitude and resiliency of the Japanese people was demonstrated in the weeks and months following the earthquake and tsunami,” said Hirano Inouye
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'Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers' for Inouye - Hawaii 24/7 (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
... the highest award for military valor of the United States. Inouye is married to Irene Hirano, president of the US-Japan Council. Aside from his service as a Senator, Inouye and Mrs. Hirano-Inouye contribute to Japan-US relations in many other ways
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Inouye Visits Tsunami Zone, Meets with Japanese Leaders - The Rafu Shimpo
Google News - over 5 years
He also met with the foreign minister, the minister of defense, and the leadership of the Diet. In addition, the senator addressed the Japan National Press Club and the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan. Inouye and his wife, Irene Hirano Inouye,
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Senator Daniel Inouye: A Dedicated Career to Public Service - Pacific Citizen
Google News - almost 6 years
Serving as a Senator since 1963, Inouye has been committed to fighting for social justice and equality, said Irene Hirano Inouye, about her husband, Sen. Inouye. “Few people can dedicate their entire life to public service, including his years serving
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In Battle to Cut Billions, A Spotlight on One Man
NYTimes - over 7 years
Near the end of a two-hour hearing on a special war-spending bill this month, Senator Daniel K. Inouye, in his slow and rumbling voice, finally said the words that defense lobbyists across Washington had been hoping to hear: there was ''good reason to be optimistic.'' Mr. Inouye, Democrat of Hawaii, was answering a fellow senator's question about
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U.S. Arabs, Spurred On By Inquiry, Set Museum
NYTimes - about 15 years
The nation's first Arab-American museum will be built in a gutted and leaking furniture store in this city, known both as home to the Ford Motor Company and the most concentrated community of Arab-Americans. Though the museum project has been under way for more than a year -- and will not be completed for several years -- the sense of purpose among
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Irene Hirano
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2012
    Age 63
    Senator Inouye died of respiratory failure on December 17, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Hirano Inouye received her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.
  • FIFTIES
  • 2008
    Age 59
    Hirano Inouye married United States Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii on May 24, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. They spent their honeymoon in Carmel. She met Senator Inouye when he served on the board of the Japanese American National Museum. The couple became engaged in January 2008.
    More Details Hide Details According to the Honolulu Advertiser, Hirano Inouye is 24 years younger than Senator Inouye. It was the second marriage for both. Hirano Inouye divorced her first husband more than 20 years prior. She has a daughter, Jennifer, from that marriage. Senator Inouye's first wife died of cancer.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 39
    She previously served as President and founding Chief Executive Officer of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles from 1988 to 2009, which is affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution.
    More Details Hide Details Hirano Inouye has served in the field of non-profit administration for over 35 years. One of her earliest positions was as the Executive Director of the T.H.E. Clinic, a non-profit community health facility for low and moderate income women and families. She currently serves as Chief Executive of the nonprofit organization: National Center for the Preservation of Democracy. Also, she is a member and Chair of the Ford Foundation board of trustees; as well as being President of the U.S.-Japan Council. Hirano Inouye is board member of Kresge Foundation and Vice Chair of the American Alliance of Museums. She is also a Trustee of the California Japanese American Leadership Council, Little Tokyo Community Council, and the LA Inc. Convention and Visitors Bureau. Hirano Inouye also serves on the Business Advisory Board of Sodexho. Accordingly, in the past, she has also served as a Board Member for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a member of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution, member of the Toyota Corporation's Diversity Advisory Board, member of the Accreditation Commission of the American Association of Museums, appointed by the president to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Chair of the California Commission on the Status of Women, and Board Member of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1948
    Born
    Born on October 7, 1948.
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