An Okinawan lawyer has branded as racist mainland Japanese who have been railing against efforts by residents of the island prefecture to reduce the US military presence there.Saturday, 4 May, 2013, 1:30am
The US envoy to Japan has vowed "complete and unequivocal co-operation" over the alleged rape of a local woman by two servicemen on an island fed up with American military presence.18 Oct 2012 - 3:30am
The United States ambassador to Japan vowed “complete and unequivocal cooperation” on Wednesday over the alleged rape of a local woman by two servicemen on an island fed up with hosting the US military.17 Oct 2012 - 2:54pm
Two US servicemen were arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of gang-raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa, reports said, as anti-American feeling runs high on the strategically vital island.
The incident comes amid swelling protests over the recent deployment on the island of 12 Osprey transport aircraft, with the plane’s perceived poor safety sparking concern among local residents.16 Oct 2012 - 8:43pm