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Trial for ex-Marine accused of the murder of Okinawan woman continues: Defendant claims “I am not a bad person,” while prosecution recommends life sentence

Trial for ex-Marine accused of the murder of Okinawan woman continues: Defendant claims “I am not a bad person,” while prosecution recommends life sentence

 

November 24, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo Digital Edition

 

The closing arguments and sentencing recommendations for the 33-year old ex-Marine accused of murder and rape resulting in death of an Okinawan woman back in April while working as a civilian on a U.S. military base began at 10 a.m. on November 24 at the Naha District Court (Judge Toshihiro Shibata presiding).

 

While the defendant has pled not guilty to murder, the prosecution has recommended...

 

Marines Commandant Neller expresses “great sympathy” for Marine who caused fatal collision

Marines Commandant Neller expresses “great sympathy” for Marine who caused fatal collision

 

November 23, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 21 Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps Robert Neller spoke about the fatal collision on November 19 due to a Marine Corps serviceman driving under the influence of alcohol.

He said: “Well, our condolences go to...

Establishment of Ryusou Day to transmit Ryukyu culture to the world

Establishment of Ryusou Day to transmit Ryukyu culture to the world

 

November 23, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

Ryusou Bunka Sha and Arcone Co. Ltd. have made the 22nd of every month “Ryusou (Create Ryukyu) Day” in hopes of spreading Ryukyu culture, such as clothing and dance, to Okinawan citizens and transmitting it to the world.

The...

U.S. Marine arrested for DUI after involvement in Naha fatal collision

U.S. Marine arrested for DUI after involvement in Naha fatal collision

 

November 20, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 19 the Naha Police apprehended a 21-year-old lance corporal of the U.S. Marines who was operating a two-ton military truck while under the influence of alcohol.

This Camp Kinser-based Marine collided the military...

“Give me a break!” Okinawa Governor issues protest to top US military official in Okinawa after drunk driving incident

“Give me a break!” Okinawa Governor issues protest to top US military official in Okinawa after drunk driving incident

 

November 21, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

“Give me a break!” On the morning after a drunk driving fatality in Naha caused by a U.S. Marine stationed in Okinawa, Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga let fly one candid reprimand after another at Lt. General Lawrence Nicholson,...

Popular elephant in Chiba moves to Okinawa Zoo for breeding program

Popular elephant in Chiba moves to Okinawa Zoo for breeding program

 

November 13, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

A popular Asian elephant named Yumeka at the Ichihara Elephant Kingdom in Chiba Prefecture came to the Okinawa Zoo & Museum in Okinawa City to take part in a breeding program on November 12. The ten-year old female elephant will...

CHURASA wins the championship at worldwide Eisa festival

CHURASA wins the championship at worldwide Eisa festival

 

November 6, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The Worldwide Eisa Festival was held at the National Theatre Okinawa in Urasoe City on November 4 and 5.

Nineteen teams competed in the Grand Prix match, and CHURASA took the first prize. CHURASA.

JR also won the first...

Jetstar Asia opens International flight route between Naha and Singapore

Jetstar Asia opens International flight route between Naha and Singapore

 

November 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The first regular direct flight between Naha Airport in Okinawa and Changi International Airport in Singapore begins service on the 17th.

Singapore Ambassador to Japan Lui Tuck Yew who arrived in Okinawa on the 16th to attend...

Ex-Marine accused of raping and murdering woman refuses to testify on first day of trial, denies intent to murder

Ex-Marine accused of raping and murdering woman refuses to testify on first day of trial, denies intent to murder

 

November 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The first day of hearings in the trial of the 33-year-old ex-Marine accused of rape resulting in death and murder of an Okinawan woman while employed as a civilian base worker in April, 2016 began today at Naha District Court (Judge...

U.S. base worker should face up to his crime in court

 

November 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

The incident was a tragic one in which the life of a 20-year old woman with a bright future ahead of her was stolen away.

Although it is the right of the defendant, his exercise of the right to remain silent is difficult to...

Lieutenant General Nicholson announces “Japan’s version of Marines” for Okinawa deployment

 

November 17, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

 

On November 16, the Okinawa Area Coordinator (OAC) Lawrence Nicholson announced that the Ministry of Defense (MOD) will establish the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB), with future deployment to a U.S. base in Okinawa in mind....

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