Bombs found near US base in Japan

Police investigation reportedly finds rocket fragments outside US naval base.

    The USS George Washington will arrive in Japan at the end of September [File: EPA]

    The blasts occurred just hours after the US navy announced that the USS George Washington, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was due to arrive on September 25.

    It will be the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be stationed in Japan, the only country to have suffered nuclear attacks.

    Local residents and civic groups expressed concerns over the deployment of the USS George Washington after a fire onboard the warship in May.

    Some Japanese living near the base are also opposed to the US military presence in Yokosuka and the increased number of American sailors the aircraft carrier would bring to the area.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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