Wednesday, February 17, 2010

PNC :: Japanese Group Studying Guam Buildup

PNC :: Japanese Group Studying Guam Buildup

Monday, 15 February 2010

Guam - With the comment period of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement drawing to a close this Wednesday an independent citizens group from Japan sent representatives to Guam to find out how the average citizen feels about the military buildup.

Hibiki yamaguchi is with the People's Plan Study Group of Japan. He's here on Guam on a fact finding mission to find out how the U.S. military has been affecting the lives of people on Guam. Yamaguchi says that Japanese officials are making their decisions after visiting the island for only a few days. He said "what we try to do here is go deeper into people's lives."

Yamaguchi will be on Guam for ten days with the goal of letting Japanese citizens know what people on Guam are thinking and feeling about the military buildup. He says his group is doing this because Japanese officials are trying to reach a conclusion on the military buildup without knowing what the people of Guam really think.

Written by : Clynt Ridgell

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