At least eight sexual offences were investigated by the Naval agency between the years 2017 and 2019. However, none of them reached the public or the Congress.
At present, the Okinawa state is the home to 31 US military bases, which takes up almost 15 percent of the total island area. There is 70 percent of the nation’s US facilities in the nation although the whole base area takes up only 1 percent of the total land mass of Japan. US Marine Corps own 11 of the bases present in Okinawa. There has been repeated resentment by the Okinawans about the burden on their prefecture, although the troops have been asked by Washington and Tokyo to maintain regional stability of the area.
There has been compilation of an ongoing sequence of US military rapes of the regional women by the members of the Okinawa Women Act Against Military Violence including Takazato over 25 years. It has been revealed through municipal records and victim interviewing how the attacks began after Okinawa invasion in 1945. The total countable number of victims is more than hundreds and some even remain hidden.
Only a few of these crimes are known to the people of mainland Japan and overseas. For instance, the 2016 rape and murder of a 20 year old woman by a former Marine server and a 12 year olds rape by three US service men in the year 1995.
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