Road accident in Okinawa adds to military distrust

BY JULIAN RYALL

Japan Correspondent

TOKYO — The U.S. military announced a ban on personnel throughout Japan drinking alcohol from Nov. 20, one day after a U.S. Marine was involved in a road accident in which a resident of Okinawa Prefecture was killed.

Hidemasa Taira, 61, died after the car he was in was struck by a light truck being driven by 21-year-old Nicholas James-McLean, according to the Okinawa Prefectural Police. The driver was arrested at the site of the accident on suspicion of negligent driving resulting in death and driving under the influence . . .

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