Transcript for US Sailors in Japan Banned From Drinking, Navy Says
US navy has banned drinking as well as restricting off base activity for its personnel in Japan. The navy action comes after a sailor was arrested for drunken driving on the island of Okinawa as ABC's cooler Riviera reports it's just the latest incident causing friction. Between the US and Japan. The United States apologizing after a US navy sailor he's arrested accused of driving drunk in Okinawa. Officials saying the petty officer crashed into two vehicles off base injuring two people. Reports her blood alcohol level was more than six times the legal limit. This following big protests against US troop presence in Japan after the murder of an Okinawan woman in April. If former US marine arrested in connection with her death. Last month another marine pled guilty to rape being a woman in Okinawan hotel fortune I had not Japan's prime minister delivering a blistering condemnation President Obama just weeks ago. Saying the road ahead for the two countries is challenging. The United States. Is appalled by. Any violent crimes that may have occurred. Or been carried out by any US personnel are US contractor. Top US officials now pledging to reinforce standards of conduct. For US troops stationed overseas the US sailors arrest comes as military personnel there are banned from drinking off base and under a midnight curfew. This for thirty days out of respect for the woman killed in April. Gloria Riviera ABC news Washington.
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