NEW JAPAN CONSUL. Outgoing Japan Consul Tsutomu Higuchi, second left, and incoming Japan Consul Koji Hino, third left, visited Governor Eloy S. Inos and Lt. Governor Jude U. Hofschneider to officially convey the change in consular assignments for the Japan Consulate Office here in Saipan. House Speaker Joseph Deleon Guerrero also joined the Governor and Lt. Governor. Gov. Inos thanked Consul Higuchi for his friendship and his services during his 5-year assignment on Saipan and welcomed Consul Hino to the Commonwealth on his first consular assignment to any American territory.