Senator Guthertz Offers Guam as a Refuge for Japanese Displaced by Disasters


Guam – Senator Judi Guthertz has written to Japanese Consul‐General to Guam Yoshiyuki Kimura expressing concern and sympathy for the “multi‐tragedies”
that have struck his country in the past few days and suggesting Guam would welcome refugees from the tsunami and earthquake devastation.

“The thought has occurred to me that we have many places here in beautiful  Guam that could provide a temporary refuge for your more vulnerable citizens, particularly the displaced, the elderly, and women and children as you rebuild the affected region.”

Senator Guthertz, who copied the letter the Guam Visitors Bureau and the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association, told Consul‐General Kimura that two hotels on the island are currently empty and there may be other accommodations available to house refugees.  

“Again, you have my utmost condolences and my prayers for your people and your nation,” Senator Guthertz wrote.

Guthertz has also proposed a resolution of sympathy to the Japanese people.

Read the proposed resolution