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Making MicronesiaA Political Biography of Tosiwo Nakayama$
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David L. Hanlon

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780824838461

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824838461.001.0001

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Representing Micronesia, 1961–1975

Representing Micronesia, 1961–1975

(p.93) Chapter 4 Representing Micronesia, 1961–1975
Making Micronesia

David Hanlon

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter examines how Tosiwo Nakayama helped refashion the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands into Micronesia and then represented that entity to its inhabitants, representatives of the United States government, and the larger world. Nakayama's career in government closely paralleled the trajectory of political development during the Trust Territory period. What would become the Congress of Micronesia evolved from a series of earlier representative bodies that included municipal councils, district legislatures, the Trust Territory-wide Inter-District Advisory Committee, and the Council of Micronesia. Nakayama had been involved at each of these levels, having worked on the development of municipal government in his role with the Island Affairs office in Chuuk and later as advisor to the district administrator. A practical man, he utilized the tools of representative government to build consensus and common purpose among disparate groups of island peoples.

Keywords:   Tosiwo Nakayama, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, Micronesia, Congress of Micronesia, Council of Micronesia, representative government

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