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U.S., Japan finalizing plan to offer condolence payment to family of murder victim

  • June 21, 2018
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TBS reported at noon that the governments of the U.S. and Japan are making final arrangements to offer a condolence payment to the bereaved family of a woman in Okinawa who was murdered by a former U.S. base worker two years ago. The Naha District Court ordered the defendant in January to pay compensation to the bereaved family. The network said while the family asked the USG to pay compensation on behalf of the defendant based on the SOFA, the USG has been hesitant since the defendant was not directly hired by the government. The network added, however, that the two governments agreed on the importance of supporting the bereaved family and began making final arrangements to offer condolence money commensurate with the compensation. The payment will be made to the family once the amount has been decided.

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