Minister of Defense Kishi met with Mayor Kohiyama of Misawa City, Aomori Prefecture, apologized for the emergency landing of the F35 fighter at Misawa Air Base, and expressed his intention to prevent recurrence.

Minister of Defense Kishi met with Mayor Yoshinori Kohiyama of Misawa City at the Ministry of Defense on the afternoon of the 8th.



Among them, Minister Kishi said that the F35 fighter aircraft of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Misawa Air Base made an emergency landing at Hakodate Airport. We are confirming the details of the cause of the problem, but we are very sorry for the concern and inconvenience caused to the local governments around Misawa Air Base. " ..



On the other hand, regarding the trouble on the 30th of last month when the F16 fighter at Misawa Air Base of the U.S. Army dumped the fuel tank during the flight and made an emergency landing, Mayor Kohiyama strongly requested the U.S. Army to investigate the cause and prevent recurrence. In response, Minister Kishi responded that Japan and the United States would work together to ensure thorough safety management.

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