Some 50 civic group members hold placards in Tokyo over the alleged rape of a local woman by two US servicemen in Okinawa on October 17, 2012.
Japanese police have arrested a drunk American sailor for trespassing on an elderly woman’s property in the port city of Yokosuka, south of the capital Tokyo.
Manuel Silva, 20, who serves aboard the US aircraft carrier George Washington, broke into the house of a 72-year-old woman on Monday, despite a night-time curfew.
This came only a week after another drunk sailor was taken into police custody for trespassing.
Silva claimed he entered the house because he was called in by a police officer. However, neighbors say somebody rang their doorbells in the middle of the night.
The police forces were dispatched to the scene after receiving emergency calls of the neighbors, and found the drunk soldier lying down in the old woman's house.
The US military imposed a night-time curfew on all its servicemen in Japan after two US soldiers were arrested over charges of raping a woman in Okinawa last October.
The alleged sexual assault angered the Japanese public, who are against the presence of US military forces.
Despite the curfew, US servicemen stationed in Japan have continued their misconduct in the country.
On December 28, 2012, a Marine was arrested for allegedly entering an apartment building in Naha, the capital of Okinawa. On November 18, Japanese police arrested another US Marine for trespassing in the southern island of Okinawa.
The immorality of American forces has provoked anti-US sentiments and protests in the Asian state.
Around 47,000 US military personnel are currently stationed in the Japan.