Japan's prime minister publicly rebuked US President Barack Obama at a press conference on Wednesday, saying that he feels 'profound resentment' over a murder allegedly committed by an American in Okinawa.
Shinzo Abe told Obama, who is visiting Japan for the annual G7 summit, that he was lodging a 'protest' over the death of a 20-year-old woman who had been missing since April. A US military contractor working on a base in Okinawa was arrested for the crime after she was found in a forest in the city. Obama, in turn, responded that the US is 'appalled' by any violent crime carried out by a US contractor.
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.