Dec 23, 2012

Longest serving member of US senate dies

The American Senator Daniel Inoue of Hawaii has died at the age of 88. Senator Inoue suffered lung problems. He had been in a hospital in Washington DC since December 6 when he fainted in his office at the Capitol. Senator Inoue was a member of the Democratic Party. He was serving his ninth six-year term in the Senate when he died. He entered Congress in 1959 as the first representative to the new state of Hawaii. He served in the House of Representatives for one full two-year term before winning a seat in the Senate. Daniel Inoue was one of the most influential members of the United States Congress.


My thought/opinion on this issue
I have first learned the name of Mr.Inoue after reading this article in Asahi. I am a little bit sorry that the VOA's news does not tell about his work to improve the relationship between two countries.


ジョン said...

"two-year term" and "ninth six-year term" --> Very nice! I think that you did a great job with this article. By the way, "congress" and "senate" are usually capitalized, and I believe that "capital" should probably be "capitol" since the sentence is referring to the building itself.

I don't pay attention to politics too much, but I'm still surprised that I was unfamiliar with even his name since he's been around so long and was so influential. I agree that it would be interesting to hear about his Japan-related work.

bikenglish said...


Thank you for good advice.

I feel interesting that the two words have same pronunciation.

I have corrected my translation in Japanese.