By B.J. Reyes
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.