Oral Histories

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Oral Histories2019-02-27T10:23:50-10:00

DKII has embarked on an Oral History project with stories from more than 75 friends, family, colleagues, and former staff members in Hawaii, Washington, DC, throughout our nation and the world.   These wonderful conversations help to tell the story of Dan Inouye, adding much color, emotion and context to his papers which are at the University of Hawaii’s Hamilton Library.

Interviews

Below is a list of the interviewees, together  with one or more snippets from their interviews.  For access to full interviews and transcripts, please send an email inquiry to info@danielkinouyeinstitute.org .

Governor John Waihee

John Waihee talks about Senator Inouye’s keynote speech at the 1968 Democratic Convention.

Mr. Jeff Watanabe

Jeff Watanabe talks about Senator Daniel Inouye and his constituents.

Ms. Sally Watanabe

Sally Watanabe talks about lighthearted moments with Senator Daniel Inouye.

Mr. Larry Weinberg

Larry Weinberg talks about Senator Daniel Inouye’s understanding of Judaism.

Mr. Larry Weinberg

Larry Weinberg talks about Senator Daniel Inouye and U.S. Presidency.

Mr. Larry Weinberg

Larry Weinberg talks about Senator Daniel Inouye as a bipartian leader.

Mr. Richard West

Rick West talks about the importance of Sen. Inouye being Chair of the Committee on Indian Affairs.

Mr. Richard West

Rick West talks about Senator Inouye and the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian.

Mr. Tadao Yoshimoto

Tadao Yoshimoto talks about Senator Daniel Inouye and the war days.

Ms. Patricia Zell

Patricia Zell talks about Senator Daniel Inouye’s affinity with the Native American poor.

Ms. Patricia Zell

Patricia Zell talks about Senator Daniel Inouye’s views on empowering Native Americans.