Uchinanchu Talk Story VI “U.S. Military Bases in Okinawa — Three Years Later” was held on 24 July 2016 at the East-West Center. It was sponsored by World Uchinanchu Business – Hawaii chapter, the East-West Center, and the Okinawan student group Akisamiyo-! Leading authorities from various sides presented their views on the U.S. military presence in Okinawa and members of the local Uchinanchu community discussed among themselves the issue of U.S. bases in Okinawa.
Welcome to UTS VI Left to right: Anna Tanaka, Naomi Tome, and Jan Kobashigawa.
WUB Hawaii president, John Toguchi, giving the welcome message. Panelist Yukie Yoshikawa to the left.
MC Steve Kishaba Sombrero
East-Center President Charles Morrison presented with a memorial paddle by WUB president, John Toguchi. WUB Hawaii advisors, Bob Nakasone and John Tasato, looking on.
Consul General Yasushi Misawa, Japan, with WUB Hawaii Treasurer, Charlene Oshiro
Moderator Dan Boylan and Karen, East-West Center’s Director of External Affairs
MC Steve Sombrero talking with Mike McCartney, chief of staff for Hawaii Governor David Ige
Prof. Dan Boylan, Moderator
Gregg Takara, Time Keeper. “Three minutes left!”
Prof. Dan Boylan with Akisamiyo-! member, Akino Oshiro
Video – Albert Katsuyama
Out from behind the camera, Jikai Yamazato with Janice Shiira