• Kyodo News

  • SHARE

The government is making arrangements to provide patrol boats and other vessels to Yemen for use in antipiracy operations off the coast of Somalia, sources said Tuesday.

The patrol vessels are equipped with bulletproof glass and other devices that qualify them as “weapons” that would infringe on Japan’s ban on arms exports, but the government plans to make an exception in this case, the sources said.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW