Daniel K. Inouye Congressional

Interview with Irene Hirano Inouye

Interview with Irene Hirano Inouye, wife of the late Senator Inouye. The interview was recorded in North Bethesda, Maryland on March 26, 2016 for the Daniel K. Inouye Oral History Project. Topics include post-WWII Japanese-American experience, becoming acquainted with Senator Inouye, building the Japanese American National Museum, Senator Inouye being a mediator in the Japanese-American community, internment camps, military bases in Okinawa, living together as spouses, Mrs. Inouye being in Japan during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, Fukuoka heritage, Senator Inouye's spirituality, collecting art, and what she would want people to remember about her husband.

Languages: English


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