Japan’s First Lady makes waves in the islands

HONOLULU - Japan’s First Lady Akie Abe is making her mark in the islands. She gave the keynote speech at an Ocean Conservation conference in English.

Abe recalled after visiting the tsunami-stricken regions of Japan she was resolved to speak out against a plan to build what she calls titanic-sized walls along Japan's coast.

"One day in August 2013, I said I should do as much as I can to help stop those seawalls from being constructed," said Akie Abe.

She worries how people may put their faith in a concrete wall that's 186 miles long, and that may cost a trillion yen or $10 billion...


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