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American civilian base worker in Okinawa arrested for causing death of local motorcyclist

NHK’s local Okinawa TV station reported on Sunday evening that a car driven by an American civilian worker attached to the U.S. Air Force struck a motorcycle in Chatan, Okinawa, at around 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, causing the death of its rider, a 39-year-old Japanese national. The police arrested the driver on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in death and injury. Asahi and Sankei posted reports on the arrest on their websites on Sunday evening, while Ryukyu Shimpo and Okinawa Times ran similar reports in their Monday editions. Fuji TV aired a similar story on Monday morning.

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