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National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman and Senator Daniel Inouye present Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone with the 2012 National Heritage Fellowship award.

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Rocco Landesman and Senator Daniel Inouye present Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone with the 2012 National Heritage Fellowship award. At the ceremony, Rocco Landesman said, "An internationally-recognized master of Okinawan dance who has performed this demanding art form for over 70 years, Lynne Yoshiko Nakasone is a tireless exponent of this dance tradition who has given over 1,000 goodwill performances for her community in Hawaii."