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Okinawa vice governor protests to ConGen Naha on U.S. base worker’s DUI incident

  • June 29, 2016
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo , p. 3
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In reaction to the latest arrest of a U.S. civilian employee on Kadena Air Base for drunken driving during the period of mourning for the Okinawan woman raped and murdered by a base worker, Vice Governor Mitsuo Ageda protested to Consul General Joel Ehrendreich and the Foreign Ministry’s ambassador to Okinawa Tsukasa Kawada on June 28.

 

Ageda demanded the revision of the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), revision of teaching materials for U.S. Marines newly stationed in Okinawa, and a review of the patrols conducted by the national government in the aftermath of the murder.

 

After lodging his protest, Ageda said that Ehrendreich told him that revision of the teaching materials is “necessary” and that he would like to listen to Okinawa’s opinions, indicating that he will look into the training materials with the prefectural and national governments.

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