Sofa Agreement Between Us Japan

Recalling that, in order to maintain stable employment of workers working in Japan who provide employment services to the United States Armed Forces or organizations under Article 1, paragraph 1, point a), Article XV of the Armed Forces Position Agreement, and to ensure the effectiveness of U.S. armed forces operations) and to ensure the effectiveness of U.S. armed forces operations) , various measures have been planned. , particularly with respect to Article XXIV of the Status of the Armed Forces Agreement, which establishes the principles of the distribution of expenditures related to the maintenance of the United States armed forces in the Japan-U.S. agreement establishing new exceptional measures in relation to Article XXIV of the Article VI agreement of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States. , on the facilities and territories and status of U.S. forces in Japan, signed in New York on September 27, 1995, page 2. Ships and aircraft referred to in paragraph 1, U.S. government vehicles, including armor and members of the U.S. armed forces, the civilian component and their members, have access and travel between the United States armed forces and between those facilities and territories, as well as between Ports or Airports in Japan.

Access and transportation between U.S. military vehicles must be free of tolls and other charges between U.S. facilities and territories. This agreement and its agreed revisions will remain in force as long as the Mutual Cooperation and Security Treaty remains in force, unless an agreement between the two governments terminates it sooner. Reaffirming that the United States armed forces have maintained in Japan, under the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States of America (hereafter referred to as the “treaty” and the agreement on mutual cooperation and security between Japan and the United States of America, the facilities and territories and the status of the armed forces of the United States of America (hereafter referred to as the “Agreement on the Status of the Armed Forces”). , both signed in Washington on January 19, 1960 (the united States Armed Forces), contribute to Japan`s security and the maintenance of international peace and security in the Far East, 3.