Okinawa Millennials' Attitudes towards the U.S. Bases


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When: Jul 17 2018 - 12:00pm until Jul 17 2018 - 1:30pm
Where: 1819 L St NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036

Okinawa Millennials' Attitudes towards the U.S. Bases

An Indo Pacific Foreign Policy and Defense Seminar featuring:

Dr. Charles Morrison
Distinguished Senior Fellow, East-West Center

Daniel Chinen
Okinawa Liaison, East-West Center

The U.S. bases in Okinawa are the only place where there are regular, continuous demonstrations against U.S. Dr. Charles Morrison. Image: Karen Mascarinasfacilities, now mostly protesting construction of a new Marine “replacement facility” at Henoko. It is commonly observed that most protestors are elderly. But what do younger Okinawans think of the presence of the U.S. bases? Having grown up with the base presence and in the face of a changing security environment, are their views different? Through an on-line survey instrument, interviews, and focus groups, an East-West Center (EWC) research project provides a snapshot of views of Okinawans between the ages of 18 and 45.

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Dr. Charles Morrison has a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University and is a Distinguished Senior Fellow and former President at EWC. Dr. Morrison works on regional security and economic issues.

Daniel Chinen has a B.A. from the University of Hawaii and an M.A. from Arizona State University in electrical engineering. He has taught English and STEM courses in Okinawa for the past decade. Chinen serves as the EWC liaison in Okinawa.

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Sarah Wang
Phone: 2023279755