Minister for Okinawa seeks revision of U.S. SOFA

May 24, 2016

Minister for Okinawa seeks revision of U.S. SOFA

Aiko Shimajiri, the minister in charge of Okinawa affairs, says she intends to continue requesting a revision of the Status of Forces Agreement with the United States in the wake of the latest crime linked to the military bases in the island prefecture. “As ...

May 19, 2016

Former U.S. Marine held over death of local woman

Okinawa Prefectural Police said Thursday they have arrested a 32-year-old former U.S. Marine on suspicion of illegally dumping the body of a 20-year-old local woman. According to police, during interrogation the suspect hinted he murdered the woman and said he dumped the body into ...

Mar 23, 2016

U.S. sailor admits to Okinawa rape: police

A U.S. Navy sailor arrested on a charge of raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa has admitted to the crime, investigative sources said Wednesday. They said he reversed an earlier denial. Justin Castellanos, 24, who is based at the U.S. Marines’ Camp Schwab in ...