A 2011 test flew 2,400 miles--from Hawaii to the Marshall Islands--and was considered a partial success.
The Marshall Islands have received no avian components from Melanesia.
Perhaps the birds never reached the Marshall Islands or they may have been present in former times and disappeared since then.
The record at Jaluit in the Marshall Islands may be questioned.
Still, on small islands, such as the Coral and Marshall Islands, the natives construct their huts from pandan wood.
In the event of that plea failing, what could Japan do, he asked, other than proceed to fortify the Marshall Islands?
Their next halting-place would be the Marshall Islands, but whether there are any ruins there we do not know.
Already, as stated elsewhere, Japan has had in mind the fortification of the Marshall Islands.