PNC :: U.S. Senator Jim Webb To Visit Guam
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Guam - U.S. Senator Jim Webb is planing a visit to Guam next week.
The Virginia Democrat will be stopping in Tokyo and Okinawa as well.
Webb chairs the Senate Committee on Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee and the Committee on Foreign Relations East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee.
A statement from Webb's office says the Senator will be seeking "solutions in an increasingly rancorous debate over a US military base on the southern island of Okinawa."
And he will "listen carefully to the views of the current Japanese government, the leaders and citizens of Okinawa and Guam and US military leaders and personnel stationed in the Pacific region." .
Webb leaves DC for Japan this Saturday.
This will be Webb's first trip to Japan since Prime Minister Hatoyama took office last summer.
Written by : Kevin Kerrigan