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2018 June 20 - 26 [US FORCES]

US stray bullet found at farm hut in Okinawa's Nago City

June 22, 2018

A stray bullet, believed to be from a U.S. firing range, was found at a farm-work hut in Nago City in Okinawa on June 21.

According to the Nago Police, the bullet struck the workshop, breaking two windows.

Janaha Kiichiro, an Okinawa vice governor, said, "If the bullet is confirmed to be from the U.S. military firing range, I cannot help but feel infuriated."

This area where the bullet landed had an errant bullet incident twice in the past, both of which flew from U.S. Camp Schwab. Since Okinawa's reversion to Japan in 1972, a total of 28 off-target bullet incidents have occurred in Okinawa.

Past related articles:
> US military bullets found at dam construction site in Okinawa [April 16, 2017]
> US military’s live shell drills cause another forest fire in Okinawa December 19 & 20, 2015]
> Government should respond to residents’ fear of stray bullets from nearby U.S. military shooting range [December 23, 2008]
> Okinawa legislature unanimously demands immediate halt to live-shell drills [December 20, 2008]
> JCP in Diet demands that government urge U.S. forces to end live-fire exercise in order to protect residents from stray bullets [December 17, 2008]

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