Mutual Agreement In Japan
In a 2006 agreement between the George W. Bush administration and the Japanese government, MCAS Futenma was to be transferred to the northern city of Nago Okinawa and 8,000 marines and their relatives were to be relocated to Guam (Packard, 2010). However, the agreement received very little support from Okinawans. After months of reflection on the new location of the base, yukio Hatoyama acknowledged that the initial agreement would continue and resigned immediately after declaring that he had not kept one of his promises. The annexes to this agreement are an integral part of this agreement. Appendixes I, II and III may be amended by written agreement of the contracting parties without any change to this agreement. Despite Okinawan`s strong opposition to the U.S. military presence on the island, the agreement was also strongly supported. Fear of a new imperialist Japan led its legislators to be barred from maintaining more than one self-defense force when they designed the post-war constitution.
As a result, Japan has never spent more than 1% of its GDP on military spending (Englehardt, 2010). In exchange for authorizing the U.S. military presence in Japan, the United States agreed to defend Japan against foreign opponents such as North Korea. The 1954 Mutual Security Assistance Pact initially included a military assistance program that included Japan`s acquisition of funds, equipment and services for the country`s essential defence. Although Japan no longer received assistance from the United States in the 1960s, the agreement continued to serve as the basis for purchase and licensing agreements guaranteeing the interoperability of the two nations` weapons and the disclosure to Japan of secret data, including international intelligence reports and secret technical information. The decision on the mutual recognition of approved economic operators (AEO) came into force on 24 May 2011. Since then, both EU AOOs and Japanese AOs in partner countries have benefited from trade facilitation. Agreement between the European Union and Japan on mutual legal assistance in criminal mattersTHE EUROPEAN UNION and Japan, in the context of the establishment of more effective cooperation between the Member States of the European Union and Japan in the field of mutual legal aid in criminal matters, in the OBJECTIVE that this cooperation will contribute to the fight against crime, reaffirms their commitment to respect for justice , principles of the rule of law and democracy, and judicial independence,ONT AGREED AS FOLLOWS:Article 1Objective and objective1.