28 Sep '15, 10pm

U.S., Japan Sign Environmental Clarification of Status of Forces Agreement

U.S., Japan Sign Environmental Clarification of Status of Forces Agreement

WASHINGTON, September 28, 2015 — Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida signed a clarification today on environmental stewardship related to U.S. forces in Japan. The agreement is an "important clarification" that strengthens cooperation on environmental stewardship in relation to U.S. armed forces in Japan, Carter said at the Pentagon signing ceremony. "This agreement is a testament to the enduring strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance, and comes at a time when the U.S. armed forces and Japan Self-Defense Forces have found new opportunities to cooperate around the world and in frontiers such as space and cyberspace," he said. U.S. Mindful of Being ‘Good Neighbors’ The United States is mindful about being "good neighbors," Carter said. He said that includes realigning bases and being aware of the concerns local communities have about U.S. op...

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