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HowistheSOFA FactSheet
maintained?
ArequirementoftheUNGOJSOFAis
toexerciseit,whichtheUNCRachieves
byexercisingtheuseoftheseven
UN/USbasesbyUNCSendingStates.
Thesenationsregularlysendships,
aircraft,andpersonneltoUNbasesin
JapanundertheUNflag.Bydoingso,
SendingStatesareabletorehearsethe
proceduresnecessarytoconduct ThesevenUNdesignatedbasesinJapan:Camp
Zama,YokotaAirBaseandYokosukaNavalBase
missionsduringacontingencyandto onHonshu;SaseboNavalBaseonKyushu;and
enableU.S.ForcesJapan(USFJ)to Kadena AirBase,WhiteBeachNavalFacility,and
Futenma MarineCorpsAirStationonOkinawa.
enhancetheirpreparednesstosupport
SendingStateforceswhichwouldeither
transitthroughoroperatefromJapan.
AlllogisticsupportforvisitingSending
StateforcesisprovidedbyUSFJ.As
such,USFJisakeypartnerandenabler.

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History WhatdoestheSOFA
require?
General Headquarters United Nations
Command (UNC) was established in The UNGOJ SOFA requires UNC to
Tokyo under the command of General comply with the following stipulations:
Douglas MacArthur following United UNC must maintain a presence in
Nations Security Council Resolution 84 Japan this is done by UNCR
being passed. The primary purpose of
UNC was to provide command and UNCR must be multinational the
control for the UN Forces involved in the Commander is Australian and the
Korean War. When Japan regained WhywasUNCRformed? Deputy is Canadian
sovereignty in September 1951, the When UNC Headquarters relocated
The U.S. and Japan must mutually
Treaty of San Francisco included notes from Tokyo to Seoul in 1957, a small
designate U.S. bases for couse by
which detailed that Japan would permit element was left behind to maintain UNC Member Nations
the continued operation of UN bases in the UNGOJ SOFA. This unit became
Japan to support UN actions relating to UNCdesignated bases must fly the
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UNSCR 84. UN flag
Their mission is to maintain the UN
GOJ SOFA. In a contingency UNCR UNCR must exercise the use of
StatusofForces manages force flow from sending those bases by UNGOJ SOFA
Sending States
Agreement(SOFA) state nations based in Japan.

On 19 February 1954, these notes WhatdoestheSOFApermit?


CurrentSignatories
were formalized and a number of The UNGOJ SOFA permits seven
the UN Sending States and Japan UN bases in Japan to provide The current signatories to the UN
signed the "Agreement Regarding logistics support. UNCR is GOJ SOFA are Australia, Canada,
the Status of United Nations required to notify the Japanese France, New Zealand, Philippines,
Forces in Japan," known as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that Thailand, Turkey, the United
UNGOJ SOFA (Status of Forces activity under the UNGOJ SOFA Kingdom, and the United States.
Agreement). is taking place, but the UNGOJ
SOFA is the approval authority.