Another U.S. Marine arrested in Okinawa
TOKYO A U.S. Marine was arrested Friday on trespassing charges in Japan's southwestern island of Okinawa, where public outrage is growing against the American military following a rape that was allegedly committed by servicemen.
Anibal Antonio Barraza-Ortiz, 27, a Marine corporal assigned to Camp Hansen base, is suspected of having entered the veranda of an apartment in Naha city and was arrested in a drunken state early Friday on a nearby rooftop, police said. No hometown was given.
"We will fully cooperate with authorities in their investigation," U.S. Forces Japan spokesman Lt. Col. David Honchul said.
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Okinawa houses more than half the U.S. troops in Japan under a bilateral security alliance. After the October rape, an 11 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew was set for all military personnel in Japan, and they are not allowed to buy or consume alcohol off-base.
Anger in Okinawa is also growing against a new kind of aircraft assigned there, the Osprey. The military says it is safe, but people are worried the U.S. hybrid aircraft with tilting rotors may be prone to crashes.
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