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U.S. military dismissive of Okinawa’s plan to protest alleged sexual assault by base worker

  • August 8, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Translation

The weekend editions of Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Shimpo reported that according to Vice Governor Jahana, the U.S. military does not intend to accept a protest from the Okinawa prefectural government over the recent arrest of a U.S. base employee for attempted sexual assault charges on the grounds that the suspect is “not under the supervision of the U.S. military.” The U.S. side has reportedly noted that such a protest should be filed with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which is the employer of the Futenma-based worker. The Okinawa official was reportedly displeased with the U.S. position.

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