Hawaii inaugurates second Japanese-American governor

National Dec 2, 2014

Hawaii inaugurates second Japanese-American governor

With the inauguration of David Ige on Monday, the state of Hawaii welcomed its eighth governor, a third-generation Japanese-American and the second governor of Japanese ancestry for the state. "I stand here today in the shadow of my parents' and my grandparents' accomplishments because of ...

World / Politics Nov 6, 2014

Democrat Ige of Japanese descent wins Hawaii gubernatorial race

Democrat David Ige, a third-generation Japanese-American, won the gubernatorial election in Hawaii on Tuesday, beating Republican Duke Aiona and other candidates, according to U.S. media reports. The 57-year-old state senator will be the second Hawaii governor of Japanese descent, following George Ariyoshi, who served three ...