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Chatan assembly adopts resolution against robbery allegedly involving SOFA personnel

  • May 28, 2020
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Shimpo wrote that the Chatan municipal assembly unanimously passed a motion and an opinion paper protesting against the robbery in Chatan on May 12 that allegedly involved persons connected with the U.S. military. Ryukyu Shimpo wrote that the assembly called on the U.S. and Japanese governments to transfer the custody of the suspects before indictment and revise the U.S.-Japan Status of Forces Agreement. Okinawa Times wrote that the resolution and opinion paper said the repeated statements by the U.S. and Japanese governments pledging tightened discipline, prevention of a recurrence, and additional education for personnel have not helped to forestall problems. According to Ryukyu Shimpo, the assembly will deliver the opinion paper to the MOFA Okinawa office and the MOD Okinawa bureau on June 5 and send it to the U.S. Ambassador to Japan [sic] and others.

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