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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