The government of Guam is desperate to keep Japanese coming to the island despite last week's attack that left three tourists dead and 11 people wounded.

"It goes without saying," Antonio Muna of the Guam Visitors Bureau said when asked if the U.S. territory, which relies heavily on tourism, remains hopeful about attracting Japanese tourists.

For many years, Japan has been Guam's No. 1 tourism market, outnumbering the arrivals from all other countries.