TOKYO (AP) — A U.S. serviceman fatally stabbed a Japanese woman and then killed himself in Okinawa on Saturday, Japan’s Foreign Ministry said, amid growing resentment about the presence of American troops in the southwestern Japanese region.U.S. Forces Japan said the Naval Criminal Investigative Service was working with local police to look into the deaths of a U.S. Navy sailor assigned to a Marine unit and an Okinawa resident. “This is an absolute tragedy and we are fully committed to supporting the investigation,” it said in a statement, adding that more information would be released later.Japan’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Takeo Akiba telephoned U.S. Ambassador William Hagerty, asking for cooperation with the investigation and efforts to prevent a recurrence, and expressed “extreme regrets,” the Foreign Ministry said.

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A landslide is caused by heavy rain in Nago, Japan’s southern island of Okinawa on July 9, 2014. Typhoon Neoguri lashed Japan’s southern Okinawa islands, reportedly leaving two dead and forcing more than half a million to seek shelter, as the region’s worst storm in years damaged buildings, downed trees and brought air and sea traffic to a halt. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Landslide caused by a heavy rain in Nago, Japan’s southern island of Okinawa on July 9, 2014. Typhoon Neoguri lashed Japan’s southern Okinawa islands, reportedly leaving two dead and forcing more than half a million to seek shelter, as the region’s worst storm in years damaged buildings, downed trees and brought air and sea traffic to a halt. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

People look at a landslide caused by heavy rain in Nago, Japan’s southern island of Okinawa on July 9, 2014. Typhoon Neoguri lashed Japan’s southern Okinawa islands, reportedly leaving two dead and forcing more than half a million to seek shelter, as the region’s worst storm in years damaged buildings, downed trees and brought air and sea traffic to a halt. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

NAHA, OKINAWA, JAPAN – JULY 08: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) A restaurant is destroyed by the storm by the Typhoon Neoguri, or no. 8, on July 8, 2014 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency have issued a caution that the typhoon is one of the ‘biggest class typhoon in July’, approximately 1,000 residents in Okinawa mainland have evacuated. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

NAHA, OKINAWA, JAPAN – JULY 08: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) A man removes a branch which was blown off by a storm as the Typhoon Neoguri, or no. 8, hits on July 8, 2014 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency have issued a caution that the typhoon is one of the ‘biggest class typhoon in July’, approximately 1,000 residents in Okinawa mainland have evacuated. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

NAHA, OKINAWA, JAPAN – JULY 08: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) A street trees are blown by the storm by the Typhoon Neoguri, or no. 8, on July 8, 2014 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency have issued a caution that the typhoon is one of the ‘biggest class typhoon in July’, approximately 1,000 residents in Okinawa mainland have evacuated. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

NAHA, OKINAWA, JAPAN – JULY 08: (CHINA OUT, SOUTH KOREA OUT) A tree on a street is fallen by a storm triggered by the Typhoon Neoguri, or no. 8, on July 8, 2014 in Naha, Okinawa, Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency have issued a caution that the typhoon is one of the ‘biggest class typhoon in July’, approximately 1,000 residents in Okinawa mainland have evacuated. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

Trees have collapsed by strong wind on a street at Naha in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa on July 8, 2014. Japan was bracing for one of its worst storms in over a decade as typhoon Neoguri barreled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with 55,000 people urged to evacuate as the weather agency issued its highest alert. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Roadside trees are blasted by strong winds along relatively empty streets in Naha on Japan’s southern island of Okinawa as Typhoon Neoguri hit the area on July 8, 2014. Japan was bracing on July 8 for one of its worst storms in over a decade as Typhoon Neoguri barreled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with 55,000 people urged to evacuate as the weather agency issued its highest alert. JAPAN OUT AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman squats down to avoid strong winds brought by Typhoon Neoguri along a street in Naha on Japan’s southern island of Okinawa on July 8, 2014. Japan was bracing on July 8 for one of its worst storms in over a decade as Typhoon Neoguri barreled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with 55,000 people urged to evacuate as the weather agency issued its highest alert. JAPAN OUT AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Trees have collapsed by strong wind at Naha in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa on July 8, 2014. Japan was bracing for one of its worst storms in over a decade as typhoon Neoguri barreled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with 55,000 people urged to evacuate as the weather agency issued its highest alert. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pedestrians walk against strong wind at Naha in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa on July 8, 2014. Japan was bracing for one of its worst storms in over a decade as typhoon Neoguri barreled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with 55,000 people urged to evacuate as the weather agency issued its highest alert. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Vehicles drivve on a wet road at Naha in Japan’s southern island of Okinawa on July 8, 2014 . Japan was bracing for one of its worst storms in over a decade as typhoon Neoguri barreled towards the southern Okinawa island chain, with 55,000 people urged to evacuate as the weather agency issued its highest alert. AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS JAPAN OUT (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Local residents battle strong wind as they walk on a suspension bridge in the New Taipei City as typhoon Neoguri near the eastern Taiwan on July 8, 2014. Japan was bracing for one of its…



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