The scope of the new treaty did not extend to the Ryukyu Islands, but a attached protocol specified that the two governments would consult and take appropriate action in the face of an armed attack on the islands. The two Governments will intensify the exchange of information and information as well as political consultations and will begin work on a bilateral coordination mechanism in due course. They shall cooperate, as appropriate, and arrange for a coordinated response in accordance with the mutually agreed preparation phase. Japan will create and maintain the base of American reinforcements. .