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Program

Program timeline (subject to change)

8:30 am Registration Hawaii Imin Conference Center Entrance
9:00 am Opening and Plenary Session Garden Level Conference Room
Eisa Presentation Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Hawaii
Akemi Martin-Sensei
Welcome MC: Steve Sombrero
 Former President, WUB Hawaii
Mr. John Tasato
 President, WUB Hawaii
9:20 am East-West Center Message
9:30 am Governor of Hawaii Message Honorable Neal Abercrombie
     Governor, State of Hawaii
10:00 am Governor of Okinawa Message Mr. Naoya Iju
  Director, Regional Security Policy Division
                      Executive Office of the Governor of Okinawa
10:15 am Government of Japan Message TBD
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Keynote Speaker Lt. General Wallace C. Gregson, Retired
                       Former Commander, US Marine Forces Pacific
11:30 am Group Photo Japanese Garden

12:00 noon: Lunch Garden Level Conference Room

12:30 pm Panel Discussion Garden Level Conference Room
Moderator: Robert Huey, University of Hawaii Professor
Past Chairman of UH Center for Japanese Studies
Regent University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan
Panelists:
Mr. Naoya Iju
Director, Regional Security Policy Division, Executive Office of the
Governor of Okinawa
Colonel Grant Newsham (USMCR)
Colonel United States Marines Corps, June 1984– Present
Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Japan, 2000– 2012
Prof. Tetsumi Takara
Constitutional Law Professor, University of the Ryukyus
Former Dean of Law School
Mr. Tomohiro Yara
Journalist, EWC Obuchi Fellow
Former Okinawa Times Reporter-Editor
Mr. Tetsuo Kotani
Research fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs
Senior research fellow, Research Institute for Peace and Security, Tokyo
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm: Q & A Session Garden Level Conference Room
Moderator: Robert Huey
4:15 pm: Summary/Closing Garden Level Conference Room
Moderator: Robert Huey

4:30 pm: Adjourn

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