Koji Yamazaki, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff of the Self-Defense Forces, said at a press conference on the 21st that Chinese and Russian ships passed through the Tsugaru Straits for the first time on the 18th of this month. I would like to pay close attention to it and take all possible precautions and surveillance. "
On the 18th of this month, the Maritime Self-Defense Force's aircraft and ships confirmed that a total of 10 Chinese and Russian ships would pass through the Tsugaru Straits at the same time.
Since the Tsugaru Strait is an "international strait," foreign vessels, including warships, are internationally recognized for navigation.
This is the first time that Chinese and Russian vessels have been confirmed to pass at the same time.
Regarding this, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Yamazaki said at a press conference on the 21st, "I would like to pay close attention to the activities of the Chinese and Russian troops around Japan and take all possible precautions and surveillance of the sea and airspace around Japan. ".
Also, on the 19th, regarding the launch of two ballistic missiles by North Korea, one of them, whose flight distance and maximum altitude are known, said Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Yamazaki, "SLBM = submarine-launched ballistic missile." After that, he said that he is still analyzing the drop points for the other shot.
He added, "All ballistic missiles being developed by North Korea will have a significant impact on Japan's security. I would like to thoroughly analyze the details of North Korea's missile operational capabilities, including this launch." I did.Keywords: koji yamazaki, chief of staff, japan, time, russian, chinese, ships, activities, warships, joint staff, top, self-defense forces, tsugaru strait, nhk, tsugaru straits