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Sen. Hirono making own luck, path with immigration

By Richard Borreca

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 23, 2013

~~<p>Sometimes luck is all about hard work. For more than a year, Mazie Hirono designed her campaign for the U.S. Senate around her inspiring story of fleeing Japan with her mother in 1947 to immigrate to America and live in Hawaii.</p>
<p>Parts of the successful 2012 campaign held up her mother's desperate life in Fukushima; other parts were about the voyage in steerage on board the President Cleveland and upon arrival, how hard work saw them through early poverty in Honolulu.</p>
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Sometimes luck is all about hard work. For more than a year, Mazie Hirono designed her campaign for the U.S. Senate around her inspiring story of fleeing Japan with her mother in 1947 to immigrate to America and live in Hawaii.

Parts of the successful 2012 campaign held up her mother's desperate life in Fukushima; other parts were about the voyage in steerage on board the President Cleveland and upon arrival, how hard work saw them through early poverty in Honolulu. Login for more...



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