Guthertz not surprised at Japan's shift - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Guthertz not surprised at Japan's shift

by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Chairperson of the Legislative Committee the Guam Military Buildup, Senator Judi Guthertz, tells KUAM News she's not surprised about the recent change in position of Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama.  Now, she says, it's time to focus on the getting the Guam buildup right.

She added, "It was just a matter of time but the reality is there was just no other place for him to locate the agreement plans for Futenma." 

Hatoyama has officially backed down from his position on the Futenma issue and his pre-election hard line stance that it must be relocated off Okinawa altogether. Instead, Hatoyama is willing to recognize the status of forces agreement signed between Japan and the United States in 1996 relocating the Marine air base on Okinawa in Henoko.

Guthertz says once the agreement is formalized later this week, it will then be time to fight for the future of Guam's civilian community.

  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Students no longer required to use mesh bags

    Students no longer required to use mesh bags

    More than decade later and it's back to the backpacks for the island's public school children. They'll be trending at local middle and high schools next school year, after DOE announces students won't have to wear mesh. It was back in 2005, after a SimonMore >>
    More than decade later and it's back to the backpacks for the island's public school children. They'll be trending at local middle and high schools next school year, after DOE announces students won't have to wear mesh. It was back in 2005, after a Simon More >>
  • Agat, Port Authority take top honors in float/entry competition

    Agat, Port Authority take top honors in float/entry competition

    ?Congrats to the winners of today's Liberation Day Parade float/entry competition! Agat won for Best Village Float, the Port Authority won for Best GovGuam Float, and the Barrigada Municipal Planning Council won for Best non-government/civic/community/nonMore >>
    ?Congrats to the winners of today's Liberation Day Parade float/entry competition! Agat won for Best Village Float, the Port Authority won for Best GovGuam Float, and the Barrigada Municipal Planning Council won for Best non-government/civic/community/nonMore >>
  • Stream the Liberation Day Parade LIVE

    Stream the Liberation Day Parade LIVE

    Happy Liberation Day, Guam! KUAM and our friends at PBS Guam are bringing you coverage of today's parade LIVE from Hagatna. Experience all the amazing village pride, floats, marching units, cultural presentations, community groups and much more on any dev

    More >>

    Happy Liberation Day, Guam! KUAM and our friends at PBS Guam are bringing you coverage of today's parade LIVE from Hagatna. Experience all the amazing village pride, floats, marching units, cultural presentations, community groups and much more on any dev

    More >>
Powered by Frankly