Japan PM protests against Okinawa incident at summit with Obama

Wed May 25, 2016 10:12am EDT
 
Email This Article |
Share This Article
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
| Print This Article
[-] Text [+]

ISE-SHIMA, Japan May 25 (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he lodged a stern protest WITH U.S. President Barack Obama following the arrest last week of a U.S. base worker in connection with the death of a Japanese woman in Okinawa, southern Japan.

"As Japanese prime minister, I protested sternly to President Obama over the recent incident in Okinawa," Abe told a news conference, flanked by the president ahead of a Group of Seven summit meeting starting on Thursday.

"I feel strong indignation about the selfish and extremely mean crime," Abe said.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by William Mallard)