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Saturday, November 12, 2016

First Female Senator In Hawaii Born In Fukushima

Back in 2012, Hawaii elected its first female senator and the United State’s first Asian American woman—Mazie Keiko Hirono.

Born in Fukushima, Japan on November 3, 1947, Hirono Keiko (広野 慶子), she had a troubled upbringing back in the Land of the Rising Sun due to a gambling, alcoholic father, causing her mother to take Keiko and her brother to escape his clutches for the hope of a better life in Hawaii.

Rather than me blather about her life, check it out written in her own voice, her own words. It’s inspiring… and the true story of what an immigrant could strive for in a country like the U.S.

I’m not going to go into the current politics of Canada’s neighbor to the south—that’s the business of the 50 percent of the people who voted. 

In the meantime, enjoy the story of Mazie K. Hirono HERE.

Andrew Joseph
PS: Thanks, Vinnie!

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