WUB Hawaii is proud to co-sponsor Uchinanchu Talk Story III with Akisamiyo-! (University of Hawaii Uchinanchu student association) and the East-West Center. This page was created to provide information and links to the symposium.
Hawaii’s governor, Neil Abercrombie, proposes relocating US forces from Okinawa to Hawaii at East-West Center symposium: Uchinanchu Talk Story III, March 10, 2013.
To hear Gov. Abercrombie’s speech visit here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVE_cF7JE6Y
Keynote speaker, Lt. General Wallace Gregson Ret., former commander, US Marine Forces Pacific, explains how Okinawa’s geography has shaped its history and present day situation. The speech was given at the East-West Center symposium, Uchinanchu Talk Story III, March 10, 2013.
To hear Gen. Gregson’s speech visit here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_9VjXP9yUs
Afternoon Panel Presentations
The afternoon session for UTS III consisted of presentations given by the five panelists:
- Mr. Naoya Iju presentation
Director, Regional Security Policy Division, Executive Office of the
Governor of Okinawa;
- Colonel Grant Newsham (USMCR) presentation
Colonel United States Marines Corps, June 1984– Present
Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Japan, 2000– 2012;
- Prof. Tetsumi Takara presentation
Constitutional Law Professor, University of the Ryukyus
Former Dean of Law School;
- Mr. Tomohiro Yara presentation
Journalist, EWC Obuchi Fellow
Former Okinawa Times Reporter-Editor; and
- Mr. Tetsuo Kotani presentation
Research fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs
Senior research fellow, Research Institute for Peace and Security, Tokyo.
Question & Answer Session by panelists presentation