U.S. seeks resolution for naval officer jailed in Japan -State Dept

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By Simon Lewis WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials have been in touch with their Japanese counterparts to seek a resolution in the case of U.S. naval officer Ridge Alkonis, who is serving a three-year prison term in Japan over a deadly car crash, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Tuesday. Alkonis, 34, began serving his sentence in late July after being convicted of causing the deaths of two Japanese citizens in the May 2021 incident, which took place during a family outing while the U.S. Navy lieutenant was serving in Japan, according to media reports. “This was a tragic event …

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