• Global Youth Leadership Program

    Sponsored by the Hiroshima Prefecture Ministry of Education and organized by the East-West Center, the Global Youth Leadership Program will bring 20 students from Japan to Hawaii to engage in peace building and leadership development workshops. Throughout the program participants will work closely with their Hawaii peers and also learn about local culture and history as well as daily American life.


  • What’s Driving the Income Gap in East Asia?

    Isn’t economic growth good for everyone? Many corporate and political leaders contend that unfettered free markets grow faster, while critics point to data showing that rising GDP does not stream throughout society. They claim that deregulation is siphoning wealth into the hands of a few, and worry that this will undermine economic growth and threaten political stability.


  • Online Exchanges Open Channels across Asia Pacific

    Students from the United States and seven other countries learned about the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and searched for global links in their communities. Their discoveries showcase how international trade shapes daily life and is intertwined with global and local issues. They also propose ideas for local businesses and industries to reduce their negative environmental impacts.


  • 1. China has only one time zone. 2. China and India (with approximately 1.35 billion and 1.23 billion people respectively) make up more than 1/3 of the world's 7.1 billion people. 3. More than 60% of the global Muslim population is in the Asia Pacific region. With nearly 205 million adherents, Indonesia has the world's largest Muslim population in the world, more than twice that of Egypt.