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Three Okinawa municipalities lodge protest over robbery in Chatan

  • May 23, 2020
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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The Saturday editions of Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Shimpo wrote that in response to the recent robbery in Chatan allegedly involving persons connected with the U.S. military, the municipal governments of Kadena, Chatan, and Okinawa sent a letter of protest on May 22 to the U.S. Army’s 10th Support Group, the Air Force’s 18th Wing, the Defense Ministry’s Okinawa bureau, the Foreign Ministry’s Okinawa office, and the U.S. Consulate Naha. Okinawa Times wrote that the three municipalities said in the letter that it is very regrettable that the incident happened while U.S. Forces Japan’s public health emergency on COVID-19 is in place and called on the U.S. military to fully cooperate with the local police investigation into the case, tighten discipline, implement effective measures to prevent such incidents in the future, and offer an apology and compensation to the victim.

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