Eye on Asia

November 23rd, 2012

U.S. Sen.-elect Mazie Hirono, the first female U.S. Senator of Asian descent, says she is looking forward to being able to visit her native Japan in her new elected position.

In an interview with The Japan Times, Hirono, who was born in Fukushima Prefecture, pledged to continue efforts to maintain strong international ties with Japan:

“I will continue to work hard to keep that friendship strong.”

“I hope to be able to visit Japan as a United States senator.”

She said she would continue efforts to promote exchanges between members of Congress and Japan’s bicameral legislature, the National Diet.

Hirono defeated former Gov. Linda Lingle to succeed U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, who is retiring after his term ends next month.

2 Responses to “Eye on Asia”

  1. Recce:

    Ah, true to her stripes (ZZZZZ), Lazy Mazie’s top priority is going on a junket.

  2. Goober:

    Senator Hirono would not be considered
    a Gaijin (foreigner) since born in Fukushima, Japan.
    Japanese would respond in pride to “Local” girl doing well in America.

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