Takahiro Okushima, Secretary of the Japan Coast Guard, said that it was confirmed that a ship of the North Korean authorities was equipped with a portable anti-aircraft missile at a fishing ground called "Yamatotai" off the Noto Peninsula in Ishikawa Prefecture. We will take safety first and foremost. "

At the end of June, the Japan Coast Guard confirmed that one ship of the North Korean authorities was equipped with a portable anti-aircraft missile at Yamatotai, one of Japan's leading fishing grounds off the Noto Peninsula.



This missile is the same type as the "SA-16" developed by the former Soviet Union and is expected to have a range of 4.5 km.



Regarding this, Japan Coast Guard Secretary Takahiro Okushima said at a press conference on the 20th, "In late June, we confirmed a vessel possessing what seems to be a weapon in Japan's exclusive economic zone west of Yamatotai. ".



Details were not disclosed as it could reveal the Japan Coast Guard's ability to collect and analyze information.



On top of that, "When Japanese fishing vessels operate around Yamatotai, patrol boats are deployed around the fishing vessels to monitor the movements of the North Korean authorities' vessels, etc. In such cases, international law does not deny the exclusion of such acts to the extent permitted, and we will take the first priority to ensure the safety of Japanese fishing vessels. "

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