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Kakaako ideal for Obama presidential center

By Brian Schatz

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 12, 2013

~~<p>One way for us to carve a new way forward culturally and economically is to spotlight Hawaii not just as a wonderful place to visit, but as the right place for examining and solving the world's problems. This is a dynamic role we should embrace.</p>
<p>The 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit showed that Hawaii can host world-class events safely and with aloha. Last week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel invited regional defense ministers to hold their annual meeting in Hawaii, a sign that our islands can play a critical role in America's strategic rebalancing to Asia.</p>
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One way for us to carve a new way forward culturally and economically is to spotlight Hawaii not just as a wonderful place to visit, but as the right place for examining and solving the world's problems. This is a dynamic role we should embrace.

The 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit showed that Hawaii can host world-class events safely and with aloha. Last week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel invited regional defense ministers to hold their annual meeting in Hawaii, a sign that our islands can play a critical role in America's strategic rebalancing to Asia. Login for more...



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