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Local assembly adopts resolution against U.S. military-related DUIs in Okinawa

  • August 23, 2018
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo
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Ryukyu Shimpo wrote that the town assembly of Chatan in Okinawa unanimously adopted on Wednesday a resolution and written protest against two incidents in which U.S. military personnel were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol on Aug. 11. The motion also expressed protest against F-35B stealth fighters’ use of the Kadena AB. According to the paper, the resolution stated in part that the U.S. military should explain how it has responded to the incidents involving U.S. service members, including whether punishments were imposed, because the rules imposed by the military do not seem to be working. The assembly sent the motion to relevant U.S. and Japanese entities on Wednesday, including the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, the Okinawa Area Coordinator, the commander of the 18th Wing at Kadena Air Base, the MCAS Futenma commanding officer, and the U.S. Consul General to Naha.

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