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thedrifter
03-04-08, 06:26 AM
U.S. Forces in Japan changes curfew to nighttime only

The Japan-based U.S. Marines headquarters on Monday changed its previously imposed curfew to nighttime and servicemen only.

The revised curfew is effective from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., the U.S. forces in Okinawa said, adding that all servicemen are prohibited from drinking alcohol in principle when being out of bases in day time.

The U.S. Marines headquarters imposed the previous curfew on all its military personnel and nonmilitary staff in Okinawa Prefecture from Feb. 20 as a measure to tighten discipline in wake of a series of crimes which infuriated Japanese people. It also decided to designate Feb. 22 the "Day of Reflection" and set up a "Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Task Force".

Criminal cases involving Japan-based U.S. forces dominated large part of Japanese media in the last half month since a 38-year-old staff sergeant belonging to the Camp Courtney base was arrested on Feb. 11 on suspicion of raping a 14-year-old Okinawan girl.


Source:Xinhua

Ellie

thedrifter
03-04-08, 06:28 AM
2nd U.S. serviceman held despite curfew <br />
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THE ASAHI SHIMBUN <br />
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OKINAWA--A drunken U.S. serviceman was arrested Sunday for trespassing at a private office here and breaking a curfew...