Since 1972 US military personnel have committed over 5,800 crimes on Japan’s Okinawa Islands. Here are the most famous of them:
1995: the gang rape of 12-year old, sixth-grade Japanese school girl by a sailor and two Marines stationed at Camp Hansen.
2006: the robbing and beating to death of 56-year old woman by a Yokosuka Naval Base sailor.
2008: tha stabbing death of a taxi driver by a Yokosuka NB sailor.
2008: the death of 17-year old Kadena Air Base Kubasaki H.S. student resulting from DUI 20-year old USFJ dependent.
2009: the hit-and-run death of 66-year old in Okinawa.
2011: the vehicular manslaughter of a 19-year old Okinawan male by 24-year US Army employee.
2012: the rape and robbery of 20-year old Okinawan girl by a US sailor.
2016: US Marine Kenneth Franklin Shinzato was arrested in Okinawa for stabbing and strangling a 20-year-old Japanese woman near US Kadena Air Base. Rina Shimabukuro disappeared on April 28 and was later found dead in a forest. Franklin has reportedly admitted to raping her and committing the murder.