This week, the Honorable Daniel K. Inouye received the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers, among the highest honors awarded by the Japanese government. The U.S. Senator (D-HI) and USJC Board of Councilors member was presented with the award on October 3rd by Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki, at the Ambassador's Residence in Washington, D.C. Senator Inouye is the seventh American and first foreigner of Japanese descent to be given the honor. The Japanese government issued the Order in recognition of the Senator's contribution to peace and goodwill between the two countries.