Twenty-five women's groups in Okinawa issued a statement claiming to be a voice "from Okinawa, which still sits in the midst of unhealed scars from war and daily violence imposed by the military. This is undoubtedly true. Just because you may not have sex with a man on the hood of a car doesn't mean that another woman wouldn't. When I was in Okinawa several years ago to inspect our unit there, I read an article in the paper that put these types of incidents in a whole new perspective. Some talk about being hurt by owners or customers.
In a count, there were twenty-one hotels in the area with rooms by the hour. But the Japanese government is not likely to do so, since this would doubtless rupture the U. Even then, Japanese authorities were at first reluctant to prosecute because, they said, they wanted to protect the girl.