April 2 2022 According to Japan’s Ryukyu News, on the evening of March 31, local time, U.S. soldiers stationed at Naha Military Port, Okinawa, Japan, conducted security training. A reporter of the newspaper was shooting a U.S. military training scene outside the base wall when he was aimed at a U.S. soldier carrying a gun inside the wall. The reporter immediately pressed the shutter to capture the moment.
In particular, the report pointed out that because the reporters were located outside the base area, the move of U.S. soldiers was tantamount to targeting the local civilian living area.
According to Japan’s Kyodo News Agency, when Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroichi Matsuno was asked about his views on the matter at a press conference, he replied, “It has been reported that the Ministry of Defense is confirming the de facto relationship.”
Matsuno also stressed: “We will continue to work with the U.S. military to deal with it properly and minimize the impact of training on the locality.”
Relevant sources in the Japanese government revealed that the United States believes that “not targeting specific personnel, but a regular alert posture” on the grounds that the training venue is about 250 meters away from the shooting site.