Take a fresh look at your lifestyle.

What is happening in Kentucky? —Coronavirus pandemic and other challenges—


- Advertisement -

【Interview series with Asian American State Legislators #2】

Current situation and countermeasures on Coronavirus pandemic and reopening, discrimination against Asian American, and Black Lives Matter movement etc. This interview series will closing in on what is happening in each states by interviewing incumbent state legislators.

#2 Rep. Nima Kulkarni
(Interviewed on Aug 5, 2020)

Nima Kulkarni
State Representative, Kentucky House of Representatives (Democrat)

Representative Nima Kulkarni and her family moved from India to Kentucky when she was six years old. Watching her parents live the American dream, she learned firsthand that you can achieve anything through hard work and belief in yourself. In law school, she focused on helping the most vulnerable among us, completing hundreds of hours of community- focused clinical legal work, which underscored the power of the law to shape policies that promote accountability and empower our citizens.

She practiced immigration law for over a decade and became keenly aware of the enormous impact that laws have. Her desire to further policies that help Kentucky families led her to run for State Representative, and in 2018, she became the first Indian immigrant elected to the Kentucky General Assembly.

As a part of Asian American Leadership Delegation, which is co-organized by the SPF and U.S.-Japan Council, she visited Japan in December 2019 and traveled to Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka and Tottori.

Irene Kawanabe
Director, National Asian Pacific American Caucus of State Legislators

Irene Kawanabe serves as the Director of the National Asian Pacific American Caucus of State Legislators, an organization of 147 state legislators from 31 states. Irene also serves as a Group Director at the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Irene oversees the State-Tribal Institute, the Quad Caucus and the Women’s Legislative Network.

For more information from SPF Japan-U.S. Program, please click the link below.
SPF Insight into Japan-U.S. Relations https://www.spf.org/en/jpus/investigation/

Mary Jane's Garden - Get Ready For Spring 250x250

- Advertisement -

【アジア系アメリカ人州議会議員とのインタビューシリーズ No. 2】
米国各州における新型コロナウィルスの現状と対策、経済活動再開に関する措置、また、アジア系アメリカ人に対する差別の広がりやBlack Lives Matter運動など、アメリカの州レベルで何が起こっているかについて、現地の州議会議員へインタビューを実施するシリーズ。

第2回 ニマ・クルカルニ議員(ケンタッキー州下院議員/民主党)







アイリーン・カワナベ氏は、全国州議会議員アジア太平洋系アメリカ人幹部会(31州の 147人の州議会議員からなる組織)の理事を務めている。また、全米州議会議員連盟(NCSL)の理事を務め、州・先住民問題研究所、党員集会、女性の議会ネットワークを管理・監督している。

日米関係インサイト https://www.spf.org/jpus-j/investigation/


Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

x Logo: Shield Security
This Site Is Protected By
Shield Security