When the Mainichi Shimbun questioned the governors of Japan`s 47 prefectures, 39 of them, or more than 80 percent, said the agreement needed to be reviewed. 25 of them said they wanted Japanese law to be applied to U.S. forces in Japan. (b) the United States armed forces, as part of their power, provide all the assistance they can provide to ensure that goods are handed over to the customs authorities of the Government of Japan or, on behalf of the customs authorities, to the Government of Japan. It is the duty of members of the United States armed forces, the civilian component and their relatives to respect Japan`s law and to refrain from any activity inconsistent with the spirit of this agreement, and in particular any political activity in Japan. (4) These persons and their collaborators are notified from time to time to the Japanese authorities by the United States armed forces in their passports and arrival, departure and stay in Japan. Because of a series of incidents involving U.S. military aircraft in Japan, Japan and the United States. Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), which defines the rights of U.S. forces stationed in Japan, has been reviewed. 2.
Ships and aircraft referred to in paragraph 1, U.S. government vehicles, including armour and members of the United States armed forces, the civilian component and their members, have access and movement 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. 1. It was agreed that, for the duration of this agreement, the United States would bear, at no cost to Japan, all expenses related to the maintenance of the United States armed forces in Japan, except those to be borne by Japan in accordance with paragraph 2. 1. Members of the United States armed forces, the civilian component and their relatives are subject to foreign exchange controls by the Japanese government. 7. Claims arising from the unauthorized use of a U.S.
Armed Forces vehicle are dealt with in accordance with paragraph 6 of this article, unless the United States armed forces are legally liable. 4. Members of the civilian component, their relatives and members of the United States armed forces are in possession of appropriate documents issued by the United States authorities so that their status can be verified by the Japanese authorities upon entry or from Japan, or during their departure from Japan or their departure to Japan. Unlike the agreements that Germany and Italy have concluded with the U.S. military under the United States. Status of Forces Agreement, Japanese laws, do not apply to U.S. troops in Japan. Japan`s Civil Aviation Act imposes minimum levels of safety set by government regulations to ensure the safety of people, goods and aircraft, but U.S. military aircraft are not subject to these minimum requirements. The Japanese government does not even have the power to insinuate U.S. military exercises and exercises. (6) Rights against members or employees of the United States Armed Forces (excluding workers, nationals or usually residing in Japan) of unlawful acts or omissions committed in Japan that were not committed under the official service are treated as follows: TOKYO/NAHA — A revision of the status of military agreements (SOFA) between the United States and Japan, Germany and Italy have revealed terrifying facts on the part of the Okinawa prefectural government, which show how Japan has not taken a position in its agreement with the United States.