Two more US servicemen arrested in Japan
TOKYO (AFP) - Two more US servicemen were arrested in Japan on Friday, police said, as anti-American sentiment runs high following the rape of a woman in the southern Japanese island of Okinawa.
Police in Yokohama, south-west of Tokyo, arrested 23-year-old US sailor Oscar Hayes Wiygul III on suspicion of public indecency after he allegedly walked around naked in an Internet cafe.
The sailor is believed to have violated a night-time curfew imposed by the US military on all its servicemen in Japan after two US navy sailors were arrested on charges of raping a woman in Okinawa in October.
That case prompted an outcry in Okinawa, the reluctant host to more than half of the 47,000 military personnel the US has in Japan.