2014-01-28 22:58:34 -
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina – Tuesday 28th January 2014 - From January 12-22, 2014, the President of the Pacific Islands Society attended the “KAKEHASHI Project – The Bridge for Tomorrow” Young Public Intellectuals Program in Tokyo and Hiroshima, Japan.
Michael Edward Walsh was one of thirty-two young leaders selected from a variety of prestigious American think tanks and cultural institutions. These included the Asia Society, United States Institute of Peace, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
According to Mr. Walsh, the event provided an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese foreign policy, including Japan's relations with the Pacific Island Countries. The trip also offered new insights into Okinawans and contemporary Japanese society.
The Pacific Islands
Society is most grateful to the Japan Foundation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Pacific Forum CSIS for the opportunity to participate in the exchange.
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For more information about the Kakehashi Project:
Visit the Japan Foundation website: www.jpf.go.jp/e/intel/youth/index.html