Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki, the son of a U.S. Marine and Japanese mother, is visiting Guam and meeting with Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero tomorrow, the governor's office confirmed Thursday.
He's also expected to meet with officials in the U.S. military leadership on Guam.
The meeting will touch on the military buildup, the governor's office confirmed. Okinawans have asked for the reduction of the U.S. military presence in Okinawa.
Under an agreement between Japan and the United States, almost 5,000 Marines based in Okinawa are expected to relocate to Guam in a Marine Corps base that's being built in Finegayan, Dededo, near Andersen Air Force Base.
Japan is helping pay for the estimated $8 billion relocation cost.