Okinawa residents who were selected to study abroad before the island prefecture was returned to Japan's sovereignty in 1972 formed a friendship group called Kinmon (Golden Gate) Club. They named their friendship group after the symbol of San Francisco where they entered the United States.
Former Okinawa Gov. and former House of Councillors member Masahide Ota is one of them. He was able to make straightforward assertions about the concentration of U.S. bases in the prefecture and visit Washington to hold negotiations with top U.S. officials apparently because of his experience of studying in the country.
It is exciting to learn something in an unknown world and use that knowledge for the benefit of society. The youths of today should be more proactive about studying, even if they do not have any particular sense of mission. (By Kenji Tamaki, expert senior writer)
That is to say,
study abroad so that you can shaft the Yanks in words they understand.
So that's what globalisation means, eh readers?