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U.S.-Japan Council President Irene Hirano Inouye

If I Were an Animal I'd Want to Be a Lion, Strong and Bold

March 1, 2017

Irene Hirano Inouye is president of the U.S.-Japan Council, a role she assumed in 2009 after the death of her husband, United States Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, who had helped create the council the year before. Before assuming the helm at the council, Inouye spent 20 years as president and founding chief executive officer of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Before moderating a Smithsonian/Zócalo “What It Means to Be American” panel entitled “What Role Will Hawaii …

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