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Ehime woman freed after 16 ½-hour hostage ordeal

May 25, 2016

Ehime woman freed after 16 ½-hour hostage ordeal

A knife-wielding 46-year-old man was arrested Wednesday, roughly 16½ hours after taking a woman in her 20s hostage at her apartment in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, police said. After hours of pleas by authorities to free the woman, the suspect, identified as Kazuhiro Honda, released ...

Pentagon chief apologizes over death of Okinawa woman

May 22, 2016

Pentagon chief apologizes over death of Okinawa woman

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter apologized Saturday after an American base worker was arrested over the death of an Okinawa woman, a case that has stoked anger among islanders already upset for decades with the heavy U.S. military presence. Carter extended “his sincere apologies ...