MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan – Businesspeople from Global Tekijuku Business School participated in a brief tour hosted by U.S. Marines with Marine Corps Installations Pacific at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan on Nov. 18 became.

Col. Neil Owens, G-7 Assistant Chief of Staff, Government and Foreign Affairs, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, presided over a Marine Corps 101 letter that covered a number of topics including security, administration, and economics. Following the briefing, students took a tour of the air traffic control tower to provide information on how the Marine Corps and MCAS Futenma play a part of national security.

“This is a group of Osaka area business people interested in learning more about Japanese security issues and how the Marine Corps and Marine Corps Air Station Futenma are helping to defend Japan,” Owens said.

14 members of the school attended the event to expand their knowledge of security issues and to maintain the US-Japan alliance. Global Tekijuku, a business school, offers its students staff training courses that focus on hands-on learning and effective personal networking skills to develop solid leaders.

“One question they asked was what business people can do to contribute to the security problems in Japan and what advice we have for them,” said Owens.

The Global Tekijuku was named after the Tekijuku led by Koan Ogata, a famous historical figure remembered as the founder of Western medicine and Rangaku scholar in Osaka, Japan, who played an essential role in the Meiji era. Restoration played.

“We had to deepen our knowledge of security issues and with this knowledge we want to pass it on to other business people,” said Sayuri Shirrahara, member of the Global Tekijuku Business School. “We are investigating the security problem in Japan. In China and other Asian countries, we are taught the importance of knowing the responsibilities of the US military and the Japanese Self-Defense Forces. For this reason we visited this base at that time. “

The Vice Chief of Staff, G-7, advises and assists the Marine Corps across Japan on politico-military and political matters. Also manages relationships with the government of Japan, the government of Okinawa Prefecture, and local cities to facilitate the support of our emergency services, other commandos, service members, and family members.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to reach out to some people who have an interest in security and who are interested in finding out how the Marine Corps and US Forces are contributing to the defense of Japan,” said Owens.

Recording date: 11/18/2021
Release Date: 11/23/2021 10:49 PM
Story ID: 409857
Location: OKINAWA, JP
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