Military officials consider easing Japan liberty rules

According to an article published in Marine Corps Times, on Aug. 3rd, U.S. Military officials announced that they are considering relaxing the current liberty policy of Marines based in Japan by tweaking the current curfew hours.

The officials have not confirmed yet when the changes would take effect, if at all. Potential changes would extend the current midnight curfew to 1 a.m., and ease the limit of two glasses of alcohol with a dinner off base, plus loosen the buddy requirement.

The current curfew and off-base alcohol rules and other restrictions were imposed in 2012 after a sexual assault incident on Okinawa.