Senior Official Lodges Protest With Us Ambassador



Senior official lodges protest with US ambassador

A senior Japanese foreign ministry official has lodged a protest with the US ambassador to Japan following the suspected suicide of a US military serviceman who is believed to have fatally stabbed his Japanese girlfriend.

Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba called William Hagerty on Saturday. Akiba said the incident is extremely regrettable, and called for cooperation with the police investigation and thorough measures to enforce discipline and prevent a recurrence.



Hagerty expressed deep regret, and pledged to fully cooperate with the investigation and do everything possible to prevent a recurrence.