Japan-Us Status Of Forces Agreement Sofa

5. Where the status of a person transferred to Japan under paragraph 1 of this Article is changed so that he is no longer entitled to such reception, the authorities of the United States shall inform the Japanese authorities therewith and, where the Japanese authorities invite him to leave Japan, shall ensure that the transport from Japan is carried out within a reasonable time and at no cost to the Government of Japan. (d) vehicles and objects of the United States Armed Forces that have been seized by the customs authorities of the Government of Japan in connection with a violation of their customs or tax laws or regulations shall be handed over to the competent authorities of the force concerned. During the term of this Agreement, Japan shall bear all or part of the costs of paying the following costs, obtained by the United States Armed Forces or by authorized supply agencies of the United States Armed Forces, on the basis of an official certificate in Japan: 1. The United States may be a member of the United States Armed Forces; bring the civilian component to Japan; and their relatives, subject to the provisions of this Article. 2. Any material, supplies and equipment imported by the United States Armed Forces, authorized supply entities of the United States Armed Forces or by the organizations provided for in Article XV for the official use of the United States Armed Forces or for the use of members of the United States Armed Forces, civilian component, and their members and materials, Stockpiles and equipment intended exclusively for the Armed Forces of the United States or intended for inclusion in objects or facilities used by these forces are allowed to enter Japan; this transfer is free of customs duties and other such taxes. It shall be certified that such materials, supplies and equipment are imported by the United States Armed Forces, the United States Government Procurement Authorities or by the organizations referred to in Article XV or, in the case of materials, stockpiles and equipment used exclusively by the United States Armed Forces or, ultimately, incorporated into objects or installations t are intended for use by those forces; such delivery shall be taken by the armed forces of the United States for the above purposes. . . .