Window Falls from US Marine Chopper onto Okinawa School (News)

US Troops Implicated in at Least Half Dozen Incidents in Okinawa Since 2016

An elementary school student in the southern Japanese city of Ginowan was slightly injured after part of a U.S. military helicopter fell on him, according to the Japanese news network NHK, which reported that the incident took place shortly after 10AM on Wednesday.

Last week, a part of another U.S. military helicopter fell on a nearby kindergarten roof, but no-one was hurt.

The latest incident is likelyto stir greater frustration among the locals, who have expressed concern and anger over accidents and crime linked to the US military presence on Okinawa.

The Daini Futenma Elementary School is near the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, a focal point of simmering local discontent.

The US military said it was taking the incident "extremely seriously" and was opening an investigation.

"Just going outside makes me feel anxious".

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The incident occurred less than a week after a small cylindrical object was found on the roof of a nursery school in Ginowan that local government and school officials believe fell from a USA military aircraft.

The boy is said to have suffered minor arm injuries in Tuesday's incident.

The incident could fuel opposition to the American base, which is located in a crowded residential area of central Okinawa.

The Japanese and US governments struck an accord in 1996 on the return of land used for the Futenma base after public anger was fueled over the 1995 rape of a local girl by three American servicemen.

The Japanese and USA governments have been pushing a plan for the relocation of the Futenma base from a densely populated area of Ginowan to the less populated Henoko coastal district of Nago, also in Okinawa. In October, the Japanese Defense Ministry vowed to ground all flights by CH-53E transport helicopters in Okinawa for an "indefinite period", after one of the aircraft crashed on the island.

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