Home / International / World Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read | Comment
US sailor suspected of killing Japanese taxi driver arrested
Adjust font size:

A US serviceman linked to the killing of a Japanese taxi driver near an American navy base has been arrested, local media reported on Saturday.

Earlier, the Japanese defense ministry has been notified by the US fleet authorities that one of their soldiers might have been implicated in a murder case, Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba said in a press conference on Friday.

The US serviceman is suspected of fatally stabbing a taxi driver in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture late Wednesday as the credit card that is believed to belong to him was found in the vehicle, said reports from the southeast Japanese port city of Yokosuka in Honshu.

The suspect, who has been reported missing since earlier this month, is a crew member of the US 7th Fleet's Aegis cruiser based in Yokosuka.

Masaaki Takahashi, the taxi driver, was found dead about 9:20 PM Wednesday in a parked taxi with stab wounds in the neck on a road in Yokosuka. After carrying out an autopsy, the coroner said the cause of death was blood loss.

Takahashi, 61, works for the Shinagawa office of Anzen Group, a Tokyo-based taxi firm.

(Xinhua News Agency March 22, 2008)

Tools: Save | Print | E-mail | Most Read
Pet Name
China Archives
Related >>
Most Viewed >>
- Looking past Western media bias against China
- Foreign nations voice support for China's handling of Lhasa riot
- US, Japan asked to keep promises on Taiwan
- Principle on dialogue with Dalai Lama unchanged
- World's party leaders, Olympic officials voice support for China's handling of Tibet riots
> Korean Nuclear Talks
> Reconstruction of Iraq
> Middle East Peace Process
> Iran Nuclear Issue
> 6th SCO Summit Meeting
- China Development Gateway
- Foreign Ministry
- Network of East Asian Think-Tanks
- China-EU Association
- China-Africa Business Council
- China Foreign Affairs University
- University of International Relations
- Institute of World Economics & Politics
- Institute of Russian, East European & Central Asian Studies
- Institute of West Asian & African Studies
- Institute of Latin American Studies
- Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies
- Institute of Japanese Studies