Two American servicemen arrested for rape in Okinawa
Two American servicemen, apparently members of the Navy, have been arrested in Okinawa for raping a woman:
National broadcaster NHK said the two men, both 23 years old, had been arrested over the alleged assault of the woman before dawn on Tuesday.
One of sailors admitted carrying out the attack, but the other has denied it, according to TV Asahi.
A spokesman for the Okinawa prefectural police refused to comment on the reports.
The incident has the potential to snowball, feeding in to the increasingly vociferous anti-base movement.
The Japanese news report about the arrest uses the term “adult woman” (成人女性) to describe the victim.