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USFJ orders military branches to comply with rules on Japanese guards carrying guns

  • June 6, 2019
  • , Asahi
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Asahi wrote that in response to an incident in May in which Japanese security guards at the U.S. Naval Base in Sasebo walked along a public road outside the base while carrying loaded handguns, the USFJ informed the GOJ in mid-May that it has instructed the headquarters of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines in Japan to reconfirm the rules on carrying guns in order to strictly comply with U.S. military regulations and Japanese laws. The paper wrote that according to MOFA, the USFJ said Japanese guards are prohibited from carrying guns outside U.S. military facilities and that it has instructed the Sasebo base to rectify its procedures.

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