Ship entered Yokosuka for the first time in the Chinese Navy to participate in the Self-Defense Forces observation ship.October 10 at 12:04

A ship that participated for the first time as a Chinese navy in the SDF observation ship ceremony held on 14th of this month entered Yokosuka Port, and a welcome event was held. As a Maritime Self-Defense Force, we will continue to be cautious about China's marine advancement, while deepening exchanges at the unit level to prevent accidental collisions at the site.

The Yokosuka Port entered the Taiyuan, a Chinese navy missile destroyer. On the 14th of this month, we visited Japan in conjunction with the Self-Defense Forces observation ship ceremony held in Sagami Bay off Kanagawa Prefecture, and welcomed events were held by senior officers of the JMSDF.

In this, Mr. Gojiro Watanabe, Director of the Maritime Self-Defense Forces, said, “I want to deepen exchanges between the same sailors and strengthen the relationship between Japan and China.”

At the viewing ceremony held almost once every three years, the Navy of each country has been invited to participate since 2012, and Taiyuan will participate for the first time as a ship of the Chinese Navy.

According to the Maritime Self-Defense Force, it is the first time in 10 years since 2009 that Chinese naval vessels have come to Japan.

The defense exchange between Japan and China has been stagnating for a long time around the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture, but in April the Maritime Self-Defense Force dispatched a ship for the first time in seven and a half years to participate in the international naval observation ceremony of the Chinese Navy. , The exchange is gradually resuming.

On the other hand, the Maritime Self-Defense Forces has been increasingly wary of China's vigorous ocean advancement, and for Taiyuan, it has confirmed that it has entered the Pacific Ocean through the sea between Okinawa Island and Miyako Island. doing.

As the Maritime Self-Defense Force, the relationship of trust is enhanced through exchanges at the unit level like this time, and when both ships approach each other on the spot, close contact is established to prevent accidental collisions. I would like to promote the "