Friday, February 19, 2010

Webb in Japan, will visit Guam next

Webb in Japan, will visit Guam next

Posted: Feb 16, 2010 2:26 PM
Updated: Feb 16, 2010 2:26 PM

by Heather Hauswirth

Guam - Virginia senator Jim Webb says he's listening to the views of Japanese leaders and citizens on how to maintain that country's relationship with the United States. Webb met with Japanese media yesterday as he visits Tokyo and Okinawa before coming to Guam.

The U.S. is hoping to settle the contentious issue of the relocation of the Futenma air base. Webb will be on Guam on Thursday and will briefly meet with lawmakers.

Speaker Judi Won Pat says she and her colleagues will only have about two minutes each, adding, "I'm glad to hear that he is going to listen because I know that from his time in terms where his schooling, involvement in the Vietnam War and also his involvement as a senator and as a liaison for Guam that the man is used to taking charge but I think in this case, it'll be a little bit different. We're hoping that he'll listen."

Webb is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and will meet with lawmakers and the governor as well as military officials.

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