Negotiation of Defense Expenses for the US-ROK As Japan's chief Donna Welton is appointed to the United States''New' representative, it will be noted how it will affect the negotiations.

A State Department spokesman said, "We are pleased to announce Donna Welton as our new senior negotiator as a successor to James Dehart who was appointed last week's North Pole Coordinator."

The new negotiator, Wellton, will take charge of special defense agreements with South Korea, special agreements with US forces in Japan, and all other defense cooperation and contribution negotiations in the United States.