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U.S. forces lift drinking ban and curfew in Okinawa

  • June 28, 2016
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NHK reported at noon that the U.S. forces in Okinawa lifted this morning the off-base drinking ban and midnight curfew imposed about a month ago on all military service members and civilian employees in response to the arrest of a former U.S. Marine over his involvement in the murder of a 20-year-old woman in Okinawa. The network said U.S. service members will now need to abide by the previous rules, which include leaving off-base drinking establishment by 12 a.m. and returning to base by 1 a.m. The network also said CNFJ also lifted this morning its ban on off-base drinking for all U.S. sailors. The network reported, however, that a U.S. civilian worker was arrested for drunk driving on Sunday in Okinawa, adding that Okinawa Vice Governor Ageda met with Okinawa Area Coordinator Nicholson on Monday and called for tighter discipline.

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