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Okinawa politicians lodge protest against mishaps involving U.S. military

  • December 4, 2019
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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Ryukyu Shimpo and Okinawa Times reported a group of Okinawa prefectural assembly members visited the U.S. Consulate General Naha yesterday and filed a protest with Consul General Koepcke over recent issues involving the U.S. military, including a part falling off an MC-130J aircraft in flight, misconduct by service members, and parachute drop training at Kadena AB. According to the assembly members, the U.S. diplomat reportedly apologized for the aircraft mishap by saying it caused anxiety among local residents and said misconduct by service members is unacceptable. However, he dismissed Okinawa’s protest over the parachute drop training by explaining it was conducted in accordance with a bilateral agreement.  



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