|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 27 Aug 2009 20:17:24 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] GLOBAL: Japan Status of Forces Agreement|
DPJ eyes SOFA environment tack Kyodo News/Japan Times August 27, 2009If the Democratic Party of Japan gains power in Sunday's Lower House election, it plans to propose to the United States revising the bilateral Status of Forces Agreement to include a clause on dealing with environmental pollution or destruction at U.S. bases in Japan, DPJ members said Wednesday.
The intended clause is aimed at allowing the central and local governments to carry out on-site inspections of the environmental pollution or destruction, and obliging U.S. forces to restore the situation to the original state, they said.
The DPJ plans to urge the United States to accept the clause, as the SOFA between the United States and South Korea already has one, according to party members.
... For the entire article, see http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nn20090827a2.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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