Japan Busts Guy in Threats Against Caroline Kennedy

Mitsuyoshi Kamiya also called in bomb threat on US Embassy
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 19, 2015 12:03 PM CDT
Japan Busts Guy in Threats Against Caroline Kennedy
US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy speaks during JFK International Symposium at Waseda University in Tokyo, Wednesday, March 18, 2015.   (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Japanese police have arrested a man for allegedly making bomb threats against the US Embassy in Tokyo, and say he is also a possible suspect in death threats against Ambassador Caroline Kennedy. Public broadcaster NHK said today that Tokyo police arrested Mitsuyoshi Kamiya, a resident of the southern island of Okinawa, for allegedly making the bomb threats from a pay phone in downtown Okinawa. It said he also is believed to have threatened to bomb Camp Schwab, a US military base on Okinawa. NHK said police also suspect Kamiya made phone calls threatening to kill Kennedy and the US consul general on Okinawa. Tokyo police said they could not immediately confirm the report. (More Okinawa stories.)

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