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U.S. military allows Japanese guards at Sasebo Naval base to carry loaded handguns off base

  • May 16, 2019
  • , Tokyo Shimbun
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Tokyo Shimbun led with a report saying that it has learned that Japanese security guards at the U.S. Naval base at Sasebo walked on a public road outside the base while carrying loaded handguns during the period from May 2 through 10. The paper wrote that although Japanese base employees are allowed to carry firearms on U.S. bases under the SOFA, they may have violated Japan’s Swords and Firearms Control Law by carrying them off base.

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