USJC President Irene Hirano Inouye Given Japan Foundation Award

On October 9th, USJC President Irene Hirano Inouye accepted the Japan Foundation Award in Roppongi Hills, Tokyo. In its 40th year, the award is presented annually to individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed to the promotion of international mutual understanding and friendship. Irene was honored for her career in promoting a stronger U.S.-Japan relationship through the Japanese American National Museum, U.S.-Japan Council and TOMODACHI Initiative. The award ceremony was attended by her husband, Senator Daniel K. Inouye, Crown Prince Naruhito, HRH Princess Takamado and Ambassadors Ryozo Kato, Hiroyasu Ando and John V. Roos.