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First Anniversary of the Passing of Senator Daniel K. Inouye

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Former Senator Daniel Akaka (left) and Former Governor George Ariyoshi shared their fond memories of Senator Daniel K. Inouye.

Senator Daniel K. Inouye passed away unexpectedly one year ago today…after representing Hawai’i for more than five decades at our nation’s Capitol.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports many political leaders have fond memories of the state’s senior senator.

Wayne Yoshioka
Wayne Yoshioka is an award-winning journalist who has worked in television, print and radio in Hawaiʻi. He also has been on both sides of politics as a state departmental appointee and political/government reporter. He covered Hurricane Iwa (1982) as a TV reporter; was the State Department of Defense/Civil Defense spokesperson for Hurricane Iniki (1992); and, commanded a public affairs detachment in Afghanistan (2006). He has a master's degree in Communication from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and is a decorated combat veteran (Legion of Merit, Bronze Star and 22 other commendation/service medals). He resides in Honolulu.
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