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China Daily | Updated:2017-11-21 08:07TOKYO – A Japanese man was killed in a truck collision involving a US marine who was well over the legal alcohol limit for driving, police said of a case that was likely to stoke resentment over the US military presence on the southern island of Okinawa.In response to Sundays fatal accident, US forces in Japan banned, until further notice, all personnel in the country, both on and off base, from drinking of alcohol, the US Forces in Japan said.In Okinawa, personnel are also restricted to base or to their residences.”The Defense and Foreign Ministries have lodged a stern representation to the US forces in Japan and the US embassy in Japan, asking for the enforcement of discipline, prevention of recurrence and sincere response to the bereaved,” Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Monday.The accident occurred at an intersection in the city of Naha early on Sunday morning. The marine was driving a military truck, and the 61-year-old crash victim was in a light truck.The Japanese man was later pronounced dead, while the US serviceman, who was arrested on a charge of the fatal accident and driving under the influence of alcohol, suffered scratches, a police official in Naha said.The official said a breath test showed the marine was as much as three times over the legal limit for alcohol.Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga, a staunch proponent of lessening the base hosting burdens of the people of Okinawa, said of the incident that he is at a loss for words.”The same thing happens again and again. I am lost for words,” Onaga was quoted as saying.PhotoLi tells Japanese business leaders its time for bilateral cooperationZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe resignsHow noodles led to girls love of MandarinUncertain future for GermanyChinese peacekeepers bring joy, solace to DRC orphans at SOS villageWorld Childrens Day marked in GenevaMost Viewed in 24 HoursExclusiveAfricans in China portray their own stories in filmFamily of Chinese man killed in US relives memoriesChinese elements in western mainstream mediaWeekly PhotoThe world in photos: Nov 13-19NewsmakerZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe resignsChinese FM calls for jointly building new type of Asia-Europe partnershipSpecialPremier Li attends ASEAN meetings, East Asia SummitPresident Xi attends APEC meetingReporters JournalGentrification, segregation cause for concern in growing DCTimes Square stunt drives home a bittersweet realityChina-JapanLi tells Japanese business leaders its time for bilateral cooperationChina-USAllied POW s ordeals brought back to lifeChina-EuropeCopenhagen Zoo breaks ground for Panda HouseChina-AfricaPeacekeepers bring China to life for village orphans in conflict-hit DRCBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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