US Base Worker Murdered Okinawan Ahead of Obama G7 Attendance

A US military base worker in Okinawa, Japan, has been arrested for killing and dumping a 20 year old woman that has spark widespread anger and renewed calls for the removal of the facility.

An American man working at a U.S. military base in Japan was arrested on Thursday on suspicion of dumping the body of a 20-year-old Japanese woman, police said, a case likely to stir anti-U.S. sentiment ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama.

The 32-year-old civilian working at the base on the island of Okinawa admitted to abandoning the corpse but did not make any comments about whether he had killed the woman, an Okinawa police spokesman said.

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida summoned Caroline Kennedy, U.S. ambassador to Japan, to lodge a protest.

“I expressed a strong regret to Ambassador Kennedy and lodged a stern protest. I told her an incident like this is inexcusable and that I feel strong indignation,” Kishida told reporters.

Kennedy told Kishida the United States would redouble its efforts to prevent similar incidents, the foreign minister said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-usa-body-idUSKCN0YA1JX

This event will surely complicate the situation for Obama who will be attending the G7 Summit later this week, and was earlier prodded to issue an apology for the twin nuclear bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, even after Japan had already made known its intention to surrender at the ending of World War 2.

US President Barack Obama says he will not apologize to Japan over the 1945 US atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, emphasizing that improving mutual ties will instead be the focus of his upcoming trip to the country.

This Friday, Obama will become the first sitting US president to ever tour the site of the world’s first nuclear bombing that killed more than 140,000 people in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

American bomber pilot Paul Tibbets (center) stands with the ground crew of the Enola Gay, which Tibbets flew in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. (AFP file photo)

The attack was followed by another US atomic bombing on the port city of Nagasaki three days later, killing about 73,000 people.

When on Sunday, Japanese national broadcaster NHK asked Obama if an apology would be included in remarks he plans to make in Hiroshima, he said, “No, because I think that it’s important to recognize that in the midst of war, leaders make all kinds of decisions.”

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2016/05/23/466951/Hiroshima-Nagasaki-Obama-Apology-Abe-Nuke

Will the Nobel Peace laureate makes the same excuse not to apologize for the recent murder?

He knows this is not the first one.

3 thoughts on “US Base Worker Murdered Okinawan Ahead of Obama G7 Attendance”

  1. we know how these conflicts between countries play out because they have already threatened those countries into having bases, and because they have no respect for the natives, they always get abused by the US MILITARY, because they have no respect for themselves, and all that they are is serial killers in uniform, the UK ARMED FORCES ARE SIMILAR, AND AS A UK SUBJECT I AM ASHAMED, and some of the videos that we see of them, shows that they don’t have a brain between them, they are not too bright is the correct term. and you know what they say, is that you get what you pay for. soldiers and politicians is a dirty word.

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