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Originally posted by Alex2010 at 2010-4-28 02:58
Well, if there`d be still the threat of a Soviet invasion and Korea would be a super power I`d welcome them. Hey,my country had and still has US troops on its soil. No complains so far. There ...
I know there is a US base in Germany. But your people have not had as many problems as the Japanese.
Many of the bases, such as Yokota Air Base, Naval Air Facility Atsugi and Kadena Air Base, are located in the vicinity of residential districts, and local citizens have complained about excessive aircraft noise as well as various crimes perpetrated against local civilians.
From 1952 to 2004, there have been approximately 200,000 accidents and crimes involving U.S. soldiers, in which 1,076 Japanese civilians have died. Over 90% of the incidents were vehicle or traffic related.  According to the U.S.-Japan Status of Forces Agreement U.S. personnel have partial extraterritorial right, so in most cases suspects were not arrested by Japanese authorities. In 1995, the abduction and rape of a 12-year-old Okinawan schoolgirl by two U.S. Marines and one U.S. sailor led to demands for the removal of all U.S. military bases in Japan. Other controversial incidents include helicopter crashes, the Girard incident, the Michael Brown Okinawa assault incident, the death of Kinjo family and the death of Yuki Uema. In February 2008, a 38-year-old U.S. Marine based on Okinawa was arrested in connection with the reported rape of a 14-year-old Japanese girl. This triggered waves of protest against American military presence in Okinawa and led to tight restrictions on off-base activities. U.S. Forces Japan designated 22 February as a Day of Reflection for all U.S. military facilities in Japan, setting up a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Task Force in an effort to prevent similar incidents.
Maybe because Germany has such a similar culture and language with America, they do not act so disgusting in Germany. But in Japan and korea, the soldiers have a complete disrespect for the native people.
[ Last edited by wetac0s at 2010-4-28 03:04 AM ]