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Hayashi rejects term “consideration budget” for host nation support

  • December 8, 2021
  • , Asahi
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Asahi reported online on remarks made to the press on Tuesday by Foreign Minister Hayashi regarding the ongoing talks with the U.S. government regarding the funds Japan provides for stationing U.S. troops. “This funding program is indispensable for national defense amid the increasingly severe security environment around Japan,” the cabinet member was quoted as saying. “We have customarily described the spending scheme as ‘host nation support.’ We do not consider it to be a ‘consideration budget.’”

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