Civil Beat is here at the Hawaiian Studies Department Theatre at the University of Hawaii for Day 3 of the Moana Nui summit. The first thing that struck us: the footwear, or lack thereof.
Many of those inside the building have ditched their shoes in a large pile, much like you’d see at the front door of a house party or other family gathering here in Hawaii. Here’s a small sample:
We’ll have more later on the discussion here of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other trade issues. But for now we’ll note the bare feet, which you aren’t likely to see at the CEO summit or other official APEC events.
— Michael Levine