Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero and Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio issued the following joint statement on the passing of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe:

“We are shocked and saddened upon learning about the passing of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Leaders around the world knew him as a man deeply devoted to his country. He was equally dedicated to strengthening the extraordinary alliance between the United States and Japan, and our island of Guam as a result. As we prepare to commemorate Liberation Day, this news reminds us that our people have come a long way to realize lasting peace and friendship with the people of Japan. Our enduring tourism and travel history, which recorded many milestones under Prime Minister Abe’s tenure, symbolizes the better legacy our people have built together. We stand committed to honoring his vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific, and we stand with the world in condemning this horrific act of violence. Our heartfelt thoughts and condolences go out to his family and our Japanese friends in this moment of grief.”


Skip to content