A US sailor who raped a Japanese woman on the southern island of Okinawa has been sentenced to 30 months in prison. The convicted sailor, year-old Justin Castellanos, was arrested in March for allegedly raping the tourist while she was unconscious at a hotel in the Okinawan capital city of Naha. Crimes by American military and civilian personnel have sparked protests on crowded Okinawa for decades, sometimes creating tension between security allies Japan and the United States. Okinawa makes up less than 1 per cent of Japan's total land area but is home to about 75 per cent of the space allotted for US bases in the country. Castellanos, stationed at a US Marine Corps base on the island, was charged by the local prosecutor's office in April. A spokesman at Naha District Court in Okinawa said the court handed Castellanos a month jail term, without giving further details.
Okinawa court sentences US sailor for rape following rising anti-military anger on Japanese island
Okinawa: In the crosshairs of war | The Japan Times
Hunter Thompson, of course, made a career of this in letters. In the immortal words of Muddy Waters, these photographers lived the life they loved, and loved the life they lived. I have heard that that is why the entertainment districts for U. True or not, in Red Flower we see a lot of young Okinawan women making the scene, cavorting, diving deep into sexual escapades, even sharing children with African-American soldiers out of uniform. They broke up with their boyfriends but would stay in Okinawa and work at a black bar.
Okinawa: In the crosshairs of war
On a recent trip to the Pacific island of Guam, I came across a peculiar omission in the memorialization of war. During World War II, the Japanese Imperial Army used forced labor to dig shelters into cliffs whose entrances, with rusting grill doors bolted into rock, resemble cages. The English half of a commemorative stone at one such site listed Koreans, Chinese and Okinawans among the corvee labor used in such constructions. The Japanese translation made no mention of Okinawans. Had the local inhabitants really been slave workers alongside other Asians?
Driving down Route 22 at night is to take a trip through an Oriental Las Vegas. The gaudy, neon lights entice the visitor to explore the Mint House for a few hours of pampered pleasure. There are 30 love hotels in Awase, and another or so scattered around Okinawa, said Setsuko Inafuku, a tour guide for 18th Services at Kadena Air Base. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation operation schedules about one love hotel tour a month. On a day in late July, eight people signed up for the tour: a woman from Las Vegas and her friend, a young military couple, a retired serviceman, a defense contractor, two school teachers — and a reporter.