Special Measures Agreement(SMA) on Host Nation Support

December 12, 2007

 The Government of Japan and the Government of the United States agreed, in principle, on the content of the new Special Measures Agreement as below.

  1. Term: The new SMA will be a 3-year agreement.
  1. Content
  2. (1) Labor Costs: The current framework of Labor Costs will be maintained and the Upper Limit of the Number of Workers will be the same as that of the current SMA (23,055).

    (2) Utilities Costs: The GOJ will provide utilities equivalent to 25.3 billion yen (JFY 2007 level) for JFY 2008 and those equivalent to 24.9 billion yen (1.5% reduction of JFY 2007 level) for JFY 2009 and 2010.

    (3) Training Relocation: The current framework of Training Relocation will be maintained.

    (4) U.S. Cost-Saving Efforts: The U.S. will make further efforts to economize the above expenditures.

  1. The two governments have decided to conduct a comprehensive review to make host nation support more efficient and effective.

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