Daniel K. Inouye was renowned not only for his accomplishments, but also for his humility. Though he never sought out accolades, he received many. The range of namings that have occurred since the senator’s death pay tribute to the widespread impact of Daniel K. Inouye during his lifetime.

24Jul 2021

The Embassy of the United States in Tokyo & First Lady Dr. Jill Biden dedicated a room at the Chief of Mission Residence in Tokyo in the name of Senator Daniel and Irene Inouye for their significant contributions to U.S.-Japan relations.

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22Jun 2019

Christening of the DDG-118 (USS Daniel K Inouye), Bath, Maine

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14May 2018

On Monday, May 14, General Dynamics Bath Iron Works celebrated the keel laying of the future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118). The U.S. Navy named the ship in honor of Sen. Daniel Inouye, a Medal of Honor recipient for heroism during World War II. Sen. Inouye represented Hawaii in the U.S. Senate for 50 years and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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3Jun 2017

The American Israel Education Foundation, affiliated with American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) established the the Daniel K. Inouye Symposium for Policy Experts — an annual trip to Israel. It honors the memory and legacy of Senator Inouye. The Inaugural trip was June 3 – 11, 2017. Irene Hirano Inouye was in DC on June 12th and attended the AIPAC Board meeting where a representative of the traveling delegation shared heartwarming experiences and important diplomatic policy discussions. Irene presented a gift to commemorate the inaugural visit – a framed 1952 Israeli bond, the type Senator sold while going to law school at George Washington University — with the request that it symbolize the annual mission and Senator’s steadfast commitment to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.

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12Jan 2017

The U.S. Institute of Peace will be naming their planned courtyard for U.S. Senators Inouye and Stevens. It will be in the center of their complex with their beautiful headquarters on one side and two buildings (under renovation) on the other sides – one named for President Clinton and the other for President Bush. Senator Spark Matsunaga advocated for peace studies under the guise that our nation should make an investment in peaceful, conflict resolution. Senators Inouye and Stevens carried it forward to the establishment of the U.S. Institute of Peace. We invest billions in war, a modest investment in peace are dollars well spent.

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20Jul 2016

The Daniel K. Inouye Range and Operations Center at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF)

The Garden Island

20Aug 2014

Dedication of the Daniel Inouye Fighter Squadron Building 3428 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor – Hickam


19Aug 2014

Kauai National Tropical Botanical Garden’s Daniel K. Inouye Overlook

Garden Isle

21Jul 2014

Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (Maui) — The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) have renamed the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope under construction in Maui

National Science Foundation

2Jul 2014

Daniel K. Inouye Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center in Hilo (U.S. Department of Agriculture)

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15May 2014

Daniel K. Inouye Terrace, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian

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24Feb 2014

Senator Daniel K. Inouye Nursing Skills Laboratory at Chaminade University


16Dec 2013

NOAA’s Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center (IRC) on Ford Island

15Dec 2013

Daniel K. Inouye Allied Health Center – UH Maui College

Maui Now

29Oct 2013

Daniel K. Inouye Graduate School of Nursing at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

7Sep 2013

Daniel K. Inouye Highway (formerly known as Saddle Road on the Big Island)


11May 2013

Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy – UH Hilo

22Feb 2013

Daniel K. Inouye Center for Microbial Oceanography Research and Education – UH Manoa


22Feb 2013

Daniel K. Inouye Center for Democratic Leadership – UH Manoa

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