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Wednesday
Nov072012

Hawaii Elects the first US Female Senator of Japanese Decent and first Hawaiian Woman Senator

As described in the Wall Street Journal’s Japan Real Time blog, Democratic candidate for US Senate representing Hawaii, Mazie Hirono, was elected to that position. She was born in Fukushima, the hard-hit area of Japan’s 2011 earthquake/tsunuami. Ms. Hirirono has been serving in the US House of Representatives. She is a long time naturalized citizen.

She joins Senator Daniel Inouye, also a first Japanese-American man to serve in the US House of Representatives and in the US Senate.

In doing so, she will be the first Japanese American woman Senator for the state.

Here is a link to the page for slightly more information about this election and her background..
Here is a link to information about Ms. Hirono as shown on Wikipedia
Here is a link to information about Mr. Inouye as shown on Wikipedia

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