leonkuravson (leonkuravson) wrote,

Okinawa Begins Night Patrols After US Base Worker Confessed To Killing Local Woman

Special patrols to monitor nightlife spots around the US military bases have been launched in Okinawa, Japan, to help prevent crimes against locals. Citizens of the island have once again spoken against further deployment of the US military in the area.

Forty staff members of central government agencies in Okinawa have been assigned to the new unit, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported Wednesday. They are out on patrol missions from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., using vehicles with blue rotating lights.

The primary task is the protection of Okinawa residents, according to the head of the Cabinet Office's Okinawa General Bureau, Osamu Kubota. At the unit’s opening ceremony, Kubota described the new mission as “very important.”


Tags: night, okinawa, patrol
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