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GOJ calls for swift Diet approval of budget for host nation support 

  • March 14, 2021
  • , Mainichi, Yomiuri, Nikkei, Sankei
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All national papers except Asahi wrote on Saturday that parliamentary debate began on Friday on the U.S.-Japan agreement to extend the five-year Special Measures Agreement governing Tokyo’s host nation support for the U.S. military by one year through March 2022. Foreign Minister Motegi called for swift Diet approval by saying the pact will help cement U.S.-Japan relations and ensure the peace and stability of the Indo-Pacific region. 

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