Kyodo News InternationalMay 28, 2013 01:00
U.S. Forces Japan on Tuesday accepted Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto's apology for his earlier remarks urging U.S. forces to use Japan's legal adult entertainment industry to prevent the recurrence of sex offenses in Okinawa.
"I have no reasons to doubt the sincerity of the mayor's apology," a senior USFJ official said in an e-mail message to Kyodo News, commenting on condition of anonymity.
"We hope this ends the discussion of the remarks," the official said, adding that U.S. Forces Japan has focused more on continuing its mission here.