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By Ami Miyazaki TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday ahead of this week's Group of Seven summit, a Japanese Foreign Ministry source said, with one topic being how to prevent crime by workers from U.S. military bases. A U.S. civilian working on a base on Okinawa island was arrested last week in connection with the murder of a Japanese woman. Okinawa, the site of a brutal World War Two battle, hosts the bulk of U.S. military forces in Japan and many residents resent what they see as an unfair burden.
ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he lodged a stern protest with U.S. President Barack Obama following the arrest last week of a U.S. base worker in connection with the death of a Japanese woman in Okinawa, southern Japan. "As Japanese prime minister, I protested sternly to President Obama over the recent incident in Okinawa," Abe told a news conference, flanked by the president ahead of a Group of Seven summit meeting starting on Thursday. "I feel strong indignation about the selfish and extremely mean crime," Abe said.