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A US sailor in Japan is being held on suspicion of involvement in a local woman's death, the US Navy has said.
The sailor is being held in US custody near where the incident took place, in Yokosuka - where the USS Kitty Hawk aircraft carrier is based.
Yoshie Sato died on Tuesday, after being found beaten and unconscious.
Her death comes at a time when the US is trying to win local support to station a new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier at Yokosuka.
Analysts say this recent incident could complicate sensitive negotiations between Washington and Tokyo over the redeployment of US forces in Japan.
Originally posted by ludaChris
I dont think this will affect anything, a single sailors actions, if it is true wont disrupt anything. The factor you are forgetting is the common interest of Japan and the US for the US to be in the "neighborhood". As Japan sees NK and China as potential threats to themselves just as the US percieves NK and China in the same light. As long as there is that common interest, the US will have bases in Japan.
Originally posted by ImJaded
I just thought this would be of concern to most people, guess not.