Embassy Press Statement on Alleged Iwakuni Incident

October 19, 2007

We are aware of the reported incident, which is currently under investigation by U.S. and Japanese authorities. The U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Forces Japan are cooperating fully with Japanese authorities on this case. The U.S. Forces in Japan and the U.S. government are committed to maintaining the highest standards of discipline for U.S. military personnel in Japan. We take reports of this nature very seriously.