Around 7 pm on the 4th, the Maritime Self-Defense Force confirmed that three ships, including a destroyer and a frigate ship of the Russian Navy, were sailing northward in the sea area about 50 km southeast of Kuba Island in the Senkaku Islands in Okinawa Prefecture.

The three vessels then sailed northward in the continental zone just outside Japan's territorial waters between Kuba Island and Taisho Island.

Of the three ships, one frigate was sailing in the continental zone off the Senkaku Islands for over an hour on the morning of the 4th, and has re-entered the continental zone.

On the other hand, on the 5th, the Maritime Self-Defense Force confirmed that the information gathering ship of the Chinese Navy proceeded northwest in the sea area between the main island of Okinawa and Miyakojima and entered the East China Sea from the Pacific Ocean.

It was confirmed that this information gathering ship left the East China Sea through the Tsushima Strait on the 12th of last month, then passed through the Tsushima Strait to the Pacific Ocean, and then sailed around the Izu Islands. You have sailed to go around.



The Ministry of Defense continues to collect information, guard and monitor the navigation of both Russian and Chinese vessels.

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