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UH Manoa hosts talk with South Korean mayor

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 7:20 a.m. HST, Sep 13, 2011

The University of Hawaii's law school is hosting a discussion with a South Korean mayor.

Mayor Young-gil Song of Inchon City is to speak at an event titled "The Political Crossroads in Northeast Asia and the Role of the United States," Tuesday at the law school.

The event runs from noon to 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public. It will be held in the law school moot courtroom.

Song is expected to analyze the tension between South and North Korea surrounding the disputed border in the sea west of the Korean peninsula. He will also discuss his vision for his city.

He's the fifth popularly-elected mayor of Inchon City.  He is a former democracy movement activist who served three terms as congressman of the Korean National Assembly from 2000 to 2010.

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