Film Screening: Sympathy for the Troops

CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) 41 E 11th St FL11, New York, NY, United States

Omoiyari Yosan ("Sympathy Budget") is a popular Japanese term for funds provided by Japan as host nation support for the U.S. forces stationed in Japan. Although the Omoiyari budget is not mandated under the U.S.-Japan Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), the Japanese government has been paying more than $60 billion out of its taxpayers’ money since […]