Saturday, May 21, 2016

Crime By an American in Japan

An American man who worked as a contractor at a US military base in Okinawa, Japan, has been charged with dumping the body of a dead young Japanese woman. This is not the first time Japanese fall victim of crimes committed by Americans who have come to Japan to work for the military.

The military alliance between Japan and the USA is important, not least because of the tension between the countries around the East and South China Seas. Still, crimes committed by Americans who are in Japan due to the US military presence there, are definitely making a strain on the relationship. The Americans must probably make better background checks on their personnel.

You can never be completely sure no crimes will be committed, but there have been too many. I wish there would not be any more felonies for a really long time. It would make the relationship between the countries much better.

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