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2006-05-23 06:17:35

HAGATNA, Guam (Reuters) - Japan's increasing military role was indicative of U.S. support for a continued U.S.-Japan alliance, Richard Lawless, the U.S. deputy defense undersecretary for Asian and Pacific Affairs, said on Tuesday. "Japan in effect has agreed to transform the alliance with us and assume more responsibility for the alliance -- more responsibility for roles, missions and capabilities," he told Reuters during a visit to the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam. Lawless said...

2006-04-24 00:08:55

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States have reached an agreement on the touchy issue of funding the relocation of U.S. Marines to Guam, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe said on Monday. The agreement paves the way for wrapping up a plan to realign the approximately 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan, part of Washington's global strategy to make its forces more flexible to meet modern threats. The two governments had sought to reach a deal on how to pay for the...

2006-04-14 05:22:55

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States and Japan have a good chance of wrapping up a deal to reorganize American troops in Japan by early May, but must first resolve a dispute over how much Tokyo will pay to shift Marines to Guam, a U.S. official said on Friday. The two sides have already missed a March 31 deadline for finalizing the plan to realign the approximately 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan, which is part of Washington's global strategy to make its forces...

2006-03-24 06:36:44

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Talks aimed at wrapping up a plan to reorganize the U.S. military in Japan ended without a deal on Friday and negotiators will meet in Washington next week to try to close the gaps by an end-of-March deadline, a U.S. source said. Japan's foreign minister said the two sides were divided over how much Tokyo should pay toward moving 8,000 U.S. Marines to Guam from the island of Okinawa, a key part of a broader plan to reorganise the more than 50,000 U.S....

2006-03-24 01:37:06

By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States are divided over how much Tokyo should pay to move U.S. Marines to Guam from the Japanese island of Okinawa, Japan's foreign minister said on Friday, as the two allies struggled to wrap up a plan on relocating U.S. troops by an end-March deadline. Negotiators meeting in Tokyo are trying to finalize details of a plan to reorganize the approximately 50,000 U.S. military personnel in Japan by the end of the month. But...

2005-11-28 08:19:44

By Maureen Maratita HAGATNA, Guam (Reuters) - Can wartime suffering have a price? According to a bill making its way through the U.S. Congress, losing a spouse or a parent is worth $25,000. The figure is part of an act intended to compensate the Chamorro people of the Pacific island of Guam for atrocities during the Japanese occupation from December 1941 to July 1945. The island is now a U.S. territory and first came under U.S. control in the 19th century. About $85 million has been...

2005-11-05 22:11:08

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government is considering paying part of the costs of relocating U.S. military personnel currently stationed on the southern island of Okinawa to Guam through enactment of a special law, media reported on Sunday. The unusual move would be part of a major reorganization of the deployment of U.S. forces throughout Japan formally agreed to last weekend as one part of Washington's global plans to make its military more flexible. Under the plan, 6,000...

2005-10-13 21:00:26

LONDON (Reuters) - Japan hopes to reach a deal with the United States before the end of the month on relocating some of the 47,000 U.S. troops stationed there, Japan's Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura has told a British newspaper. "We are just now entering the final stage," he said in an interview published by Britain's Financial Times newspaper on Friday. "Both countries are trying to come to an agreement within this month." He said an interim report should be ready for when U.S....

2005-08-19 04:15:00

GUAM (Reuters) - Three people were injured when the front landing gear of a Northwest Airlines plane carrying 318 passengers collapsed on landing at Guam international airport on Friday, officials said. The Boeing 747 was evacuated shortly after arriving from Japan's Narita airport, said Rolenda Faasuamalie, a spokeswoman for Guam international airport. "Northwest personnel activated an emergency slide and passengers were evacuated," she said. There was no immediate statement from...

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2005-01-18 16:05:23

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Outdated charts may have been partially at fault for the undersea grounding of a U.S. nuclear submarine last weekend, according to a U.S. agency that analyzes spy satellite imagery and produces maps and charts for the Defense Department. Officials at the Bethesda, Md.-based National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency said Saturday the main chart likely used by the USS San Francisco didn't reveal any obstacle anywhere near where the boat struck on the floor of the Pacific Ocean...


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Pacific Sheath-tailed Bat, Emballonura semicaudata
2013-01-28 14:19:38

Image Caption: Pacific Sheath-Tailed Bat (Emballonura semicaudata) (pe’ape’a). Credit: Jorge Palmeirim/Wikipedia The Pacific sheath-tailed bat (Emballonura semicaudata), also known as the Polynesian sheath-tailed bat, is a sac-winged bat that can be found in many areas, including Guam, Fiji, Somoa, Palua, Micronesia, Tonga, Vanuatu, and American Somoa. It is thought to occur in forested areas and is known to be highly dependent on the presence of caves. This species is small, with an...

Post Storm Analysis Of Typhoon Sanvu
2012-07-17 14:09:29

Typhoon Sanvu formed to the Southeast of Guam on May 21, 2012 and began to make its track to the North. Sanvu was responsible for strong winds and rain in the Guam area. It then moved to the North and impacted the island known as Iwo To. The pressure dropped to around 975mb with winds around 70mph when it made landfall on Iwo To. The eye wall passed right over the island on the evening of the 25th of May. When Sanvu left the island of Iwo To it rapidly transitioned into an...

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2007-03-19 16:05:37

The Brown Tree Snake, Boiga irregularis, is an arboreal colubrid snake native to eastern and northern coastal Australia, Papua New Guinea, and a large number of islands in northwestern Melanesia. This is a nocturnal snake and is rarely seen by humans in its habitat. The snake is considered a pest in Guam where it is not native. It was carried there on a US military transport at the end of WWII. The slightly venomous, but rather harmless, snake killed almost the entire native bird...

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2005-06-09 11:03:36

The Guam Rail (Rallus owstoni) is a flightless bird native to Guam. It disappeared from southern Guam in the early 1970s and was removed totally from the entire island by the late 1980s. This species is now being bred in captivity by the Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources on Guam and at some mainland U.S. zoos. Since 1995, more than 100 rails have been introduced on the island of Rota in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in an attempt to establish a wild breeding...

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