Japan Set To Meet U.S. Request To Shoulder More For Hosting Troops

Japan Set To Meet U.S. Request To Shoulder More For Hosting Troops

Andrew H. Sweet

For the current fiscal year through March, Japan will shoulder 201.7 billion yen ($1.76 billion) in so-called host nation support, including utilities, wages for Japanese staff, and training relocation costs.

The increased contribution requested by the United States has not been disclosed. But the amount now under consideration will likely not be as much as asked for by the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Bilateral cost-sharing agreements are usually signed to cover a five-year term. But for fiscal 2021, Japan and the United States settled for a one-year extension of a five-year pact that expired in March 2021.

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