Saturday, October 5, 2013

Ryukyu Shimpo – Nago City Office signs up for diplomatic think tank

The New Diplomacy Initiative is a research institute (Think Tank) that makes policy recommendations to accurately represent various opinions in Okinawa and Japan to the United States. They work to deliver information about U.S. military base issues in Okinawa, such as the land reclamation off Henoko, Nago in preparation for moving the facilities at U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. They approach governments, legislatures, universities, nongovernmental organizations and mass media organizations in Japan and beyond in order to influence policy decisions. They hold symposiums, gather information and lobby

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Comment: Looks like the folks in Nago are getting ready to do some serious thinking! Money's pretty tight right now. They don't even have enough money to pay folks to cut weeds along the highways so I sincerely hope they remember to bring their own roll of paper to wipe with and to flush when they're finished!

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