IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Japan Arrests Suspect in Phone Threats to U.S. Installations

A 52-year-old Japanese man has been arrested for allegedly phoning threats to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and Camp Schwab on Okinawa.

Tokyo police said Thursday that they had arrested a man for phoning in bomb threats against two U.S. installations in Japan.

It was not immediately clear whether the charges were linked to death threats against Caroline Kennedy, the U.S. ambassador to Japan. Officials are still investigating that case.

Mitsubishi Kamiya, 52, allegedly made the threats from a pay phone in Naha City on Okinawa, police said. In three calls to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, he allegedly said, in English, "bomb American Embassy" and "bomb Camp Schwab," referring to a U.S. military base on Okinawa.

Police said that Kamiya had admitted to making the calls.

— Arata Yamamoto