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    In an event co-hosted by the Japanese Consulate in Honolulu, former Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto spoke at EWC on Jan. 28, detailing the Abe government's efforts to revise the country's post-war self-defense laws and policies amid an Asia Pacific security environment that he said had changed to a great extent in recent decades.

  • Bainimarama 2014

    Guest author Toshikazu Nohara wites in a new Pacific Islands Brief that, despite the fact that he initially assumed the prime minister's office through use of force, Voreqe Bainimarama is now the freely elected leader of Fiji, but the recent general election that he clearly won should be seen as only a first step for the people of Fiji to broaden their democratic system.

  • GandakiPineForest

    The East-West Center has received a $750,000 grant from NASA to study changes in the mountain forests of Nepal over the past 25 years. Led by EWC Senior Fellow Jefferson Fox, investigators seek to document a suspected “forest transition” - the recovery of trees and other plant growth in a previously deforested area - in the country whose mountain forests have sustained the lives of much of its population for centuries. ...more...

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    EWC Visiting Fellow Motohiro Tsuchiya writes in a new CFR 'Net Politics' blog post that the Sony cyber attack comes as Japan, armed with a new 'Cybersecurity Basic Law,' seeks to build international partnerships against online threats.

  • 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China

    Senior Fellow Denny Roy argues in a recent Asia Pacific Bulletin policy brief that, contrary to the view of many observers, China does in fact have a “grand strategy” to advance its national interests, but it contains “some elements that contradict each other. The result is that a specific Chinese foreign policy might support one objective but at the same time work against another objective.”

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3085 Chinese-born architectural star I.M. Pei, who designed the main EWC campus as a rising young talent, recalls that “at that time it was such a novel idea to try to bring East and West closer together....  I was happy to be able to play a small role in that.”


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Chinese Music Virtuosi: A Lunar New Year Musical Celebration

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Two performances at Orvis Auditorium, UH Manoa

Feb. 21, 7:30pm
Feb. 22, 4:00pm

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