Jun 10, 2016

MSDF emerges as option to help coast guard protect Senkakus

The first Chinese warship to cruise by waters near the Senkaku Islands has prompted Japan to look into the possibility of mobilizing the Self-Defense Forces for maritime police duties. Under Japan’s response protocol, if a Chinese warship enters Japanese territorial waters near the Japan-administered ...

Apr 4, 2016

Japan Coast Guard deploys 12 ships to patrol Senkakus

The Japan Coast Guard said Monday it has finished deploying 12 ships assigned exclusively to patrolling areas around the Senkaku Islands amid China’s growing assertiveness in the East China Sea. The 10 new 1,500-ton patrol ships and two helicopter-equipped patrol vessels will become fully ...