Local entrepreneur Monte Mesa has been selected to be a part of the 16th Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD).
“Monte will be a valuable asset to the discussions at the Japanese American Leadership Delegation,” Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo said. “His experience in our island’s business and tourism industry, two of our major ties to Japan, will help him contribute to the delegation. We look forward to working with Monte on maintaining our ties to Japan.”
JALD is a program sponsored by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs dedicated to building connections between Japanese leaders and strengthening ties between the U.S. and Japan.
Mesa and nine other delegates from the United States will travel to Japan for the weeklong program, engaging with leaders in the business, government, academic and cultural sectors. When Mesa returns to Guam, he will work with the island’s Japanese consulate and local and national community organizations to continue to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Japan.
Serving as general manager of Guam Premier Outlets and Tumon Sands Plaza since 2001, Mesa has experience with the island’s primary tie with Japan, tourism. Mesa also has worked with members of the Japan Association of Travel Agents for over a decade and is currently serving as the board director for the Guam Economic Development Authority.

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