Documentary on U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye Sponsored by Nitto Tire Selected for
Inflight Showing by All Nippon Airways and Hawaiian Airlines
CYPRESS, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013
CYPRESS, Calif., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A documentary on the late U.S.
Senator Daniel K. Inouye (Hawaii), sponsored by Nitto Tire, has been selected
for inflight showing by All Nippon Airways and Hawaiian Airlines beginning on
Oct. 1, 2013. Inouye served in the U.S. House of Representatives from August
1959 to January 1963 and in the U.S. Senate from January 1963 until his death
in December 2012, at which time he became the highest ranking (Senate
President Pro Tem) Asian-American politician and second-longest serving
Senator in U.S. history.
Entitled "Journey to Washington," the film follows the path of Sen. Inouye, a
pioneer in the Japanese-American community who led a vibrant and tumultuous
life. It includes interviews with the senator himself as well as people from
across the nation whose lives he enriched and was produced by Fujisankei
Communications International and made possible by Nitto Tire. The film
received a very positive reception when it aired in the United States earlier
this year on terrestrial TV stations in Los Angeles, New York and Hawaii and
on the TV Japan cable network.
"As a Japanese company doing business in the U.S., we believe that it is very
important to do our best to contribute and give back to the U.S. community,"
said Tomo Mizutani, President of Nitto Tire U.S.A. "Senator Inouye was an
exceptional role model and devoted supporter of the Japanese-American
community, and he exemplified the highest values in a lifelong commitment to
"Journey to Washington" looks back at an extraordinary man who was born in the
U.S. as a Japanese-American, witnessed Imperial Japan's life-changing attack
on Pearl Harbor, and experienced the pain of being labeled as an enemy alien
despite his American citizenship. During WWII, Sen. Inouye joined the 442nd
Regimental Combat Team to prove his loyalty to the United States along with
many other second-generation Japanese-Americans, losing his right arm in
combat. He went on to become the first Japanese-American to serve in the U.S.
House of Representatives and later the first in the U.S. Senate.
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