Japan’s first lady teamed up with U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye’s widow Monday to launch an environmental symposium that they hope will become an annual gathering of students, scientists and activists from both sides of the Pacific Ocean.
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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...
The First Lady of Japan is in Honolulu to discuss how to better protect the ocean.
Akie Abe is one of the hosts of the Japan-U.S. International Symposium for Ocean Conservation in Hawaii.
The event gathers prominent female leaders from both sides of the Pacific to discuss ocean conservation, the sustainable management of fisheries and more via policy, education, science and grassroots efforts.
In her keynote speech at the Hawaii Convention Center Monday, Abe argued the detrimental effects of seawalls.
"I have visited the tsunami-hit region countless times. One day in August 2013, I said that I should do as...