Guam - In addition to commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Japan disaster this week, it also marks the Consul General of Japan on Guam, Yoshiyuki Kimura's, last week on Guam as he is set to retire and return to Japan.

Kimura says he is most proud of building a closer relationship with the Japanese community and the people of Guam and is thankful for the generosity not only shared through helping Japan on the road back to recovery but in helping him call Guam his home for the past couple years. "I really enjoyed working with you for two years and it's really unforgettable and I will never forget," he shared, "and I'm very fortunate to be able to live in this island of friendship."

No replacement has been set for the next Consul General of Japan on Guam. The Guam Legislature presented him with a resolution recognizing Kimura for his accomplishments and performance on Guam. Kimura meanwhile leaves for Tokyo on Monday.