August 2015 – JAPAN – Multiple explosions were heard at about 1 a.m. local time at a warehouse at the U.S. army base in Kanagawa Prefecture near Tokyo. No injuries have been reported yet. Interesting to note, the US facility exploded precisely at the same time as the two explosions in China occurred – 1am.
The site is located near residential areas. Sagami General Depot is used for the storage of fuel and large quantity of munitions. The facility has been underused lately, as a result, Washington and Tokyo held talks on the return of most of the 200-hectare territory to Japan. Firefighters vehicles are at the scene. The reason of the accident is unknown so far. Currently, 35th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion and some logistics and medical departments are deployed at the base. –MINA