Huge explosions at U.S. Army General Depot Sagamihara, on outskirts of Tokyo

Huge explosions at U.S. Army General Depot Sagamihara, on outskirts of Tokyo

[Ed. – No word yet on whether this was deliberate or accidental.  Developing.]

Shortly after noon EST, social media lit up with accounts of a massive explosion at a U.S. military facility in Sagamihara City, Japan.

Fox News reports, “an explosion has been reported at the U.S. military facility in Sagamihara, Japan, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports, citing the Japanese Broadcasting Corporation.

Sagamihara is a city in the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa, which borders Tokyo.

“We’re aware of the report, but we don’t have confirmation that the explosion occurred on the base,” said Pentagon spokesman U.S. Navy Commander Bill Urban, according to Reuters.

The Sagami General Depot houses storage for petroleum products and ammunition. …

In April, the Wall Street Journal reported that three explosions near the same base were linked to a Japanese left-wing extremist group, according to police.

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