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[Title] Exchange of Notes Concerning Article XII, Paragraph 6(d) of the Agreement Regarding Facilities and Areas and the Status of United States Armed Forces in Japan

[Place] Washington
[Date] January 19, 1960
[Source] Joyakushu 38-10 (1416), pp.1-2.
[Notes]
[Full text]

January 19, 1960

Excellency:

I have the honor to refer to paragraph 6 (d) of Article XII of the Agreement under Article VI of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States of America and Japan, Regarding Facilities and Areas and the Status of United States Armed Forces in Japan, signed today. The second sentence of the said paragraph provides that "in such case the Government of the United States shall pay to the Government of Japan an amount equal to the cost of employment of the worker for a period of time to be agreed between the two Governments."

I wish to propose on behalf of the Government of the United States that the period of time mentioned above shall not exceed one year after the notification provided for in paragraph 6 (b) of Article XII of the above-cited Agreement, and may be determined in the consultations under paragraph 6 (c) of Article XII above on the basis of mutually agreeable criteria.

If the proposal made herein is acceptable to the Government of Japan, this Note and Your Excellency's reply to that effect shall be considered as constituting an agreement between the two Governments.

Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest consideration.

Christian A. Herter, Secretary of State of the United States of America

His Excellency

Nobusuke Kishi, Prime Minister of Japan.

Washington, January 19, 1960.

Excellency:

I have the honour to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency's Note of today's date, which reads as follows:

"I have the honor to refer to paragraph 6 (d) of Article XII of the Agreement under Article VI of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between the United States of America and Japan, Regarding Facilities and Areas and the Status of United States Armed Forces in Japan, signed today. The second sentence of the said paragraph provides that 'in such case the Government of the United States shall pay to the Government of Japan an amount equal to the cost of employment of the worker for a period of time to be agreed between the two Governments.'

I wish to propose on behalf of the Government of the United States that the period of time mentioned above shall not exceed one year after the notification provided for in paragraph 6 (b) of Article XII of the above-cited Agreement, and may be determined in the consultations under paragraph 6 (c) of Article XII above on the basis of mutually agreeable criteria.

If the proposal made herein is acceptable to the Government of Japan, this Note and Your Excellency's reply to that effect shall be considered as constituting an agreement between the two Governments. "

I have the honour to inform Your Excellency that the Government of Japan accepts the above proposal of the Government of the United States, and to confirm that your Note and this reply are considered as constituting an agreement between the two Governments.

I avail myself this opportunity to renew to Your Excellency the assurance of my highest consideration.

Nobusuke Kishi

His Excellency

Christian A. Herter, Secretary of State of the United States of America