Irene Hirano Inouye

Irene Hirano Inouye is President of the U.S.-Japan Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to building people-to-people relationships between the United States and Japan. The council contributes to strengthening U.S.-Japan relations by bringing together diverse leadership, engaging stakeholders, and exploring issues that benefit communities, businesses, and government entities on both sides of the Pacific. Hirano is the former president and founding CEO of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, a position she held for twenty years. She also has extensive experience in nonprofit administration, community education, and public affairs with culturally diverse communities nationwide.