18 October 2018

US military back-pedals on base access for South Koreans in Japan

stripes.com

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — The U.S. military has removed South Korea from a list of nations whose citizens must undergo extra scrutiny before they can visit friends or attend events on American bases in Japan. The U-turn, announced Thursday at the home of U.S. Forces Japan in western Tokyo, follows complaints that South Koreans had been turned away at Yokota and other installations in Japan. Stars and Stripes reported Monday that America’s longtime Pacific ally had been added to a list of more [...]