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Republic of Palau

Republic of Palau 114 the contemporary pacific • 18:1 (2006) fied number of workers still remain It has exhibits covering the pre- on Saipan looking for new employ- invasion civilian Japanese community, ment, payment of back wages, a the invasion itself, and the achieve- ticket home, or a combination of ment of commonwealth status. It these. The federal Office of Insular salutes both Japanese and American Affairs kicked in $100,000 for tempo- combatants, as well as the indigenous rary relief but not for repatriation of people caught in the cross fire. It has these workers. been very well received by veterans, The lieutenant governor, along with tourists, and locals. In addition to the newly appointed economic develop- exhibit itself, there is a small theater ment special adviser Richard Pearce, where visitors are encouraged to formerly the director of the Saipan watch a twenty-minute video on the Garment Manufacturers Association, invasion, and a well-stocked book- lobbied the US Congress to amend store and souvenir shop. tariff regulations applying to garments samuel f mcphetres manufactured in the Marianas. The proposed amendment would require 30 percent of value added to be sourced in the Marianas, rather than the current 50 percent. According to Palau experienced http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1527-9464

Abstract

114 the contemporary pacific • 18:1 (2006) fied number of workers still remain It has exhibits covering the pre- on Saipan looking for new employ- invasion civilian Japanese community, ment, payment of back wages, a the invasion itself, and the achieve- ticket home, or a combination of ment of commonwealth status. It these. The federal Office of Insular salutes both Japanese and American Affairs kicked in $100,000 for tempo- combatants, as well as the indigenous rary relief but not for repatriation of people caught in the cross fire. It has these workers. been very well received by veterans, The lieutenant governor, along with tourists, and locals. In addition to the newly appointed economic develop- exhibit itself, there is a small theater ment special adviser Richard Pearce, where visitors are encouraged to formerly the director of the Saipan watch a twenty-minute video on the Garment Manufacturers Association, invasion, and a well-stocked book- lobbied the US Congress to amend store and souvenir shop. tariff regulations applying to garments samuel f mcphetres manufactured in the Marianas. The proposed amendment would require 30 percent of value added to be sourced in the Marianas, rather than the current 50 percent. According to Palau experienced

Journal

The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 6, 2005

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