Former Umi Admiral Prof. Ito "Necessary on-site interaction and communication" August 23, 19:14

Regarding the decision of Korea to abandon the Japan-Korea military information comprehensive protection agreement = “GSOMIA”, former Toshiyuki Ito of the Maritime Self-Defense Forces and Professor of Toranomon Graduate School of Kanazawa Institute of Technology said it was impossible to judge from military rationality. In addition, he points out that it is necessary to continue exchanges and communication at the field level so as not to damage the trusting relationship between the Self-Defense Forces and the Korean army.

Motoi Ito pointed out that the South Korean side had a merit in responding to the ballistic missiles launched by North Korea, such as providing information such as the track to the landing taken by the Self-Defense Force radar through the agreement.

On top of that, “I don't know how the new North Korean missiles will fly, so the Korean side would like more information on how to fly and land, and it would be impossible to destroy the agreement because of its military rationality.” It is said.

In addition, “Because there is a distrust at the political level, it is necessary to connect military exchanges and pipes properly. Otherwise, it will jeopardize the relationship of trust.” He points out that communication needs to be continued.