President Obama Apologized for Okinawa Incident


Time: 5:40 p.m. CEST

President Barack Obama arrived late Wednesday in Japan and hold the joint news conference with Japan’s Prime minister Shinzo Abe. One of the topics was the incident in Okinawa, which includes death of a Japanese woman at the hands of a former U.S. Marine. Obama apologized for the incident and said, “the U.S. would continue to cooperate fully with the investigation to ensure justice is done under Japanese legal system.”

Obama expressed “his sincerest condolences and deepest regrets,” on the tragedy that happened in Okinawa, when a Japanese woman allegedly died at the hands of a former U.S. Marine.

Kenneth Franklin Shinzato, a civilian worker at the U.S. Kadena Air Base in Okinawa Prefecture, was arrested on suspicion of abandoning the body of the 20-year-old woman, CNN reported. A woman disappeared last month, according to the authorities, and 32-year-old, “indicated he killed the woman.”

Abe said that he felt “profound resentment for this self-centered and despicable crime this case has shocked not just Okinawa but all of Japan.”
Obama arrive at the G7 Summit in Japan, which continues on Thursday. Obama discussed with Abe issues of North Korea and situation of the South China Sea. “U.S. wants in South China Sea freedom of navigation, freedom of overflight and enforcement of international rules and norms,” Obama said.
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