Regarding the state-of-the-art stealth fighter "F35B", Minister of Defense Kishi met with the local mayors of Miyazaki Prefecture, where the Self-Defense Forces base is said to be the best place to deploy, and the local understanding for deployment in the future I conveyed the idea of ​​explaining carefully so that I could get it.

Regarding the deployment destination of the state-of-the-art stealth fighter "F35B" introduced by the Self-Defense Forces, the Ministry of Defense says that the Air Self-Defense Force Nittahara Base in Miyazaki Prefecture is the best.

Regarding this, Takatsugu Kojima, the mayor of Shintomi Town, Miyazaki Prefecture, where the base is located, visited the Ministry of Defense on the 5th and met with the Minister of Defense Kishi, saying, "I would like to ask for a response that is close to the local community." I handed over a request to do it.

In response, Minister Kishi said, "I think the deployment of'F35B'is very important considering the security environment surrounding Japan. To take the request firmly and contribute to alleviating anxiety and reducing the burden as much as possible. , We will respond appropriately. "

After the meeting, Mayor Kojima said, "I understand national defense, including the international situation, but the residents are very anxious and need to explain it carefully. I promised that I would respond firmly." I would like to deepen the discussion on that basis. "