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Okinawa Prefectural Assembly decides to lodge a protest against the latest crimes committed by U.S. military personnel

November 17, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

Following the recent crimes committed by U.S. military personnel, including the member of the United States Army Air Force who trespassed and then assaulted a teenage boy, the Okinawa Prefectural Assembly held a special meeting on November 16 in which it unanimously adopted a resolution and a formal written statement of opinion. The resolution states that the assembly will lodge a protest against the incidents, demanding an apology and seeking full compensation...

 

U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant suspected of trespassing knew he was violating the curfew

November 20, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The 24 year-old U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant based at Camp Foster and suspected of trespassing in a room of a building in Naha on November 18, initially denied the charges during police questioning after his arrest, claiming that a Japanese woman he met at a...

Another American soldier arrested on charges of trespassing

Another American soldier arrested on charges of trespassing

November 19, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 18, the Naha Police arrested a 24 year-old U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant, who is based at Futenma Air Station, on suspicion of trespassing in a room of a building in Makishi, Naha. According to the police, the suspect denied the charges, claiming that...

U.S. military does not confirm if personnel abide by curfew

November 9, 2012 Kenyu Uchima of Ryukyu Shimpo

On November 8, a spokesperson of the headquarters of the U.S. Forces Japan (UFJ) reported that the U.S. military does not currently confirm whether or not its personnel are abiding by a nighttime curfew. The UFJ has placed a curfew on all their...

Two U.S. sailors accused of rape. Heads of Okinawa municipalities voice their indignation: “The only way to resolve this problem is to remove the bases”

Two U.S. sailors accused of rape.  Heads of Okinawa municipalities voice their indignation: “The only way to resolve this problem is to remove the bases

October 19, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

With regard to the sexual assault case against two U.S. sailors, representatives of the municipalities, political parties and civil groups protested on October 18 to the agencies of the governments of Japan and the United States, and to the U.S. military authorities...

Okinawa Governor protests to Defense Minister, saying “This is insane behavior”

October 17, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

In the morning of October 17, Okinawa Governor Hirokazu Nakaima met with Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto to strongly protest about the case in which two U.S. sailors have been charged with rape. The governor asked the minister to make the U.S. military prevent...

Two U.S. sailors arrested on suspicion of assaulting woman

October 17, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On October 16, the Okinawa prefectural police arrested two U.S. Navy sailors who belong to Naval Air Station Fort Worth in Texas, on suspicion of a sexual assault on and injury to a woman. The police say that one of the sailors has admitted the acts of violence,...

U.S. government reports that human error caused the MV-22 Osprey crash in Morocco

June 3, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

The U.S. Government has sent the Ministry of Defense an unofficial report stating that human error caused the MV-22 Osprey vertical take-off and landing transport aircraft crash in Morocco in April, and that no mechanical problems have been found. This was revealed...

International NGO visits Henoko and Takae and recommends to appeal on the world stage

International NGO visits Henoko and Takae and recommends to appeal on the world stage

January 16, 2012 Ryukyu Shimpo

On January 15, Daisuke Shirane, member of the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR), an international non-governmental organization devoted to eliminating discrimination through United Nations agencies, visited the planned...

Foreign Ministry document reveals that 1000 crimes were committed by U.S. military personnel in the twelve months before the reversion of Okinawa

Foreign Ministry document reveals that 1000 crimes were committed by U.S. military personnel in the twelve months before the reversion of Okinawa

December 23, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

A total of 5367 crimes were committed by U.S. military personnel in the five years from 1964 to 1968 under the U.S. Military Administration of Okinawa. On December 22, a Foreign Ministry document released stated that while 504 violent crimes such as murders,...

Japan has jurisdiction over the fatal traffic accident caused by a U.S. military civilian employee this January.

Japan has jurisdiction over the fatal traffic accident caused by a U.S. military civilian employee this January.

November 25, 2011 Ryukyu Shimpo

At a press conference on November 24, Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba announced that the Japanese and the U.S. governments have reached an agreement under the new framework by which Japan will be granted jurisdiction over serious crimes such as a fatal traffic...

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