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Okinawa finds discrepancies between Japanese, European SOFAs

  • March 31, 2018
  • , Mainichi
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Saturday morning’s Mainichi reported on the results of a fact-finding mission conducted by the Okinawa prefectural government on SOFAs in Germany and Italy, saying that since the U.S. military is subject to local laws in Europe in principle, the Okinawa government claims that “Japan is being put in a disadvantageous position.” Based on the finding that Germany has amended its SOFA with the U.S. military three times, the Okinawa government reportedly plans to step up its calls for SOFA revision.

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