Japanese protesting the rape and murder of a 20-year-old woman by a former U.S. Marine, who confessed to the crime, are planning a massive rally in Japan’s Okinawa Perfecture.
Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga is likely to attend the rally along with members of political parties, business and civic groups. A date and location has not been set.
“This is a crime simply because U.S. military bases exist [in Okinawa],” Onaga told reporters after meeting with Abe.
Kenneth Franklin Shinzato, a former U.S. Marine who works for the U.S. military, was arrested on Thursday. He told police he dumped the corpse of 20-year-old Rina Shimabukuro in a forested area around midnight on April 28 after raping and strangling the Japanese woman. Read more