US Army Suspends Commander in Japan

Allegedly failed to report sexual assault


Just days after the Marines handed out wallet cards reminding troops in the Pacific to behave ethically, the Army's top general in Japan has been effectively fired over allegations that he failed to report or properly investigate an alleged sexual assault involving his own staff.

Details have not been released, but Major General Michael Harrison, commander of U.S. Army-Japan,  allegedly failed to act on reports that a member of his staff had sexually harassed and later assaulted a Japanese female whom he, the staff member, was supervising.