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Feb 7, 2017

NHK reporter arrested for alleged rape

An NHK staff reporter who was arrested for allegedly raping and injuring a woman in her 20s in Yamagata Prefecture last February likely entered her house through an unlocked door or window, investigative sources said Tuesday. Yasutaka Tsurumoto, 28, who was arrested Monday, is ...

Feb 5, 2017

U.S. Marine suspected of DUI arrested in Naha

A U.S. Marine was arrested Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving in Naha, Okinawa Prefecture, after being stopped at a traffic checkpoint. Arrested was Lance Cpl. Melbin Leonardo Nunez, who is stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Ginowan. Nunez, 20, is suspected ...

Feb 4, 2017

Teen son of U.S. Marine held in robbery of Okinawa deli

A high school student whose father is a U.S. Marine stationed at Camp McTureous in the city of Uruma in Okinawa has been arrested on charges including robbery. The 18-year-old is suspected of robbing a delicatessen in the city at around 5:25 a.m. Friday ...