Okinawa-based MSDF sailor arrested for assault

Police in Miyako, Iwate Prefecture, arrested a 21-year-old male Maritime Self-Defense Force sailor who lives in Toma district of Naha City and his 23-year-old 4th year university student brother on charges of an assault causing an injury, Jan. 5.

Police say Shogo Otani and his brother attacked a 23-year-old company employee on a parking lot in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture in the evening of Jan. 4, hitting the victim on the face causing an injury.

According to Miyako Police, the two men were visiting their parents for New Year holidays, and got into a quarrel involving one of their friends.