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YOKOSUKA (Kyodo) At least 12 U.S. service members have deserted in Kanagawa, Nagasaki and Okinawa prefectures since May 2008 and six remain unaccounted-for, it was discovered Thursday from information gathered from U.S. forces, according to the Foreign Ministry and local-level authorities.

Japan and the United States agreed in May 2008 that Japanese authorities would detain U.S. deserters at the request of the U.S.

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