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Alcohol ban for US troops in Okinawa Japan

The US Military has banned its troops stationed in Japan from drinking alcohol and from leaving its base following a suspected drunk driving related crash on Okinawa island. On Sunday, a US soldier crashed his truck into a minivan, killing the local driver of the other vehicle.

In a statement, the US military confirmed that one of their service members was involved in the accident and said that “alcohol may have been a factor”.The military also announced, “mandatory training to address responsible alcohol use, risk management and acceptable behavior” for all its troops across Japan.

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