As the deployment of the Self-Defense Forces to the Nansei Islands progresses, the parliament of Kitadaito Village on Kitadaito Island, Okinawa Prefecture, unanimously passed a written opinion calling for the deployment of the Self-Defense Forces to the islands on the 9th.

The village plans to request the Ministry of Defense to deploy it in the future.

The Self-Defense Forces will deploy troops on Yonaguni Island in 2016 and Miyako Island in 2019 in Okinawa Prefecture to strengthen the defense of the Nansei Islands, and are scheduled to be on Ishigaki Island in the future.



Under these circumstances, a member of the Diet proposed a written opinion requesting the deployment of the Self-Defense Forces on the island at the village council of Kitadaito Village on Kitadaito Island, which is about 360 km east of the main island of Okinawa, and was unanimously approved on the morning of the 9th.



According to the opinion, the islanders are frightened by the increasing frequency of foreign navies advancing in the Nansei Islands, and Kitadaito Island is a suitable place to deploy the Self-Defense Forces from a geographical point of view in order to enhance the defense base. ..



In addition, we are requesting the deployment of the Self-Defense Forces as it will be possible to carry out activities such as initial response and restoration in collaboration with the village in the event of a disaster such as a typhoon, and it will be possible to respond promptly.



The village council will mail the written opinion to the Minister of Defense and the Director of the Okinawa Defense Bureau.



After the parliament, Mitsumasa Miyagi, the mayor of Kitadaito Village, told the interview, "I am very pleased that the written opinion was passed. I think it is necessary for the village to deploy the Self-Defense Forces in order to create an environment where the villagers can live with peace of mind. I would like to make a request in the future. "

Proposing a written opinion Representative Miyagi "To an island where you can live a safe and secure life"

Tetsuya Miyagi, a member of the village council who proposed to the parliament a written opinion requesting the deployment of the Self-Defense Forces, said, "There has been a long-standing talk among the villagers that the Self-Defense Forces should come. In the future, I would like the Ministry of Defense to deploy the Self-Defense Forces and make it an island where people can live a safe and secure life. "

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