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TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL ACTS SERIES 12986

 

 

MARITIME MATTERS

Search and Rescue

 

 


Agreement Between the
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
and JAPAN


Amending the Agreement of December 12, 1986


Effected by Exchange of Notes
Signed at Washington September 30, 1998

 

 

 

 



NOTE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Pursuant to Public Law 89—497, approved July 8, 1966
(80 Stat. 271; 1 U.S.C. 113)—

“. . .the Treaties and Other International Acts Series issued
under the authority of the Secretary of State shall be competent
evidence . . . of the treaties, international agreements other than
treaties, and proclamations by the President of such treaties and
international agreements other than treaties, as the case may be,
therein contained, in all the courts of law and equity and of maritime
jurisdiction, and in all the tribunals and public offices of the
United States, and of the several States, without any further proof
or authentication thereof.”

 

JAPAN

Maritime Matters: Search and Rescue

Agreement amending the agreement
of December 12, 1986.
Effected by exchange of notes
Signed at Washington September 30, 1998;
Entered into force September 30, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
WASHINGTON
September 30, 1998
Excellency:
I have the honor to present my compliments and to
refer to the Agreement between the Government of the
United States of America and the Government of Japan on
Maritime Search and Rescue, signed at Tokyo on
December 12, 1986 (hereinafter referred to as "the
Agreement").
I have the further honor to propose, on behalf of
the Government of the United States of America, that in
accordance with paragraph 4 of Article VII of the
Agreement, the Agreement be amended as follows:
1. Paragraph 1 of Article I of the Agreement shall be
deleted and replaced by the following:
"1. The Parties delimit, in accordance with
the relevant provisions of the Convention, their
respective search and rescue regions in the North
Pacific as follows:
The search and rescue regions of the Parties
are limited on the eastern and southern sides for
Japan and the western and northern sides for the
His Excellency
Kunihiko Saito,
Ambassador of Japan.
2
U.S.A. by the line connecting the coordinates 52°
30'N, 165°E; 17°N, 165°E; and 17°N, 130°E."
2. Paragraph 2 of Article III of the Agreement shall be
deleted and accordingly paragraph 3 of Article III shall
be renumbered as paragraph 2.
If the above proposals are acceptable to the
Government of Japan, it is suggested that this Note and
Your Excellency's Note in reply to that effect shall
constitute an agreement between our two Governments,
which will enter into force on the date of Your
Excellency's Note in reply.
For the Secretary of State:
EMBASSY OF JAPAN
WASHINGTON
September 30, 1998
Excellency,
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your
Excellency's Note of today's date, which reads as follows:
Excellency:
I have the honor to present my compliments and to
refer to the Agreement between the Government of the
United States of America and the Government of Japan on
Maritime Search and Rescue, signed at Tokyo on
December 12, 1986 (hereinafter referred to as "the
Agreement").
I have the further honor to propose, on behalf of
the Government of the United States of America, that in
accordance with paragraph 4 of Article VII of the
Agreement, the Agreement be amended as follows:
1. Paragraph 1 of Article I of the Agreement shall be
deleted and replaced by the following:
"1. The Parties delimit, in accordance with
the relevant provisions of the Convention, their
respective search and rescue regions in the North
Pacific as follows:
The Honorable
Madeleine K. Albright,
The Secretary of State.
2
The search and rescue regions of the Parties
are limited on the eastern and southern sides for
Japan and the western and northern sides for the
U.S.A. by the line connecting the coordinates 52°
30'N, 165°E; 17°N, 165°E; and 17°N, 130°E."
2. Paragraph 2 of Article III of the Agreement shall
be deleted and accordingly paragraph 3 of Article III shall be
renumbered as paragraph 2.
If the above proposals are acceptable to the
Government of Japan, it is suggested that this Note and
Your Excellency's Note in reply to that effect shall
constitute an agreement between our two Governments,
which will enter into force on the date of Your
Excellency's Note in reply.
I have further the honor to inform Your Excellency that
the Government of Japan accepts the above proposals of the
Government of the United States of America and to confirm that
Your Excellency's Note and this Note in reply shall constitute
an agreement between our two Governments on this matter, which
will enter into force on the date of this Note in reply.
I avail myself of this opportunity to renew to Your
Excellency the assurance of my highest consideration.
Ambassador Extraordinary
And Plenipotentiary of Japan



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