Regarding the first simultaneous passage of Chinese and Russian vessels through the Tsugaru Straits and Osumi Straits, Deputy Secretary of State Yoshihiko Isozaki said, "I am paying close attention to it," and continued to work in the waters and airspace around Japan. He expressed his intention to take all possible precautions and surveillance activities.

Last week, the Ministry of Defense confirmed that a total of 10 Chinese and Russian ships passed through the Tsugaru Straits at the same time, sailed near the Izu Islands, and then passed through the Osumi Straits at the same time.



Regarding this, Deputy Secretary of State Yoshihiko Isozaki said at a press conference, "We also confirmed that Russian Navy vessels sailed through the Tsushima Strait and then into the Sea of ​​Japan after being separated from Chinese Navy vessels. The simultaneous passage of the Tsushima Strait, the waters around the Izu Islands, and the Osumi Strait by naval vessels is the first confirmation. "



He said, "The government is paying close attention to it," and continued to take all possible precautions and surveillance activities in the waters and airspace around Japan.

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