At the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives, Defense Minister Hamada said that in order to strengthen cooperation between the Self-Defense Forces and the Japan Coast Guard, joint training assuming an "armed attack situation" in which Japan will be directly attacked will be implemented as soon as possible.
In the "National Security Strategy" revised by the government in December last year, the capabilities of the Japan Coast Guard were greatly strengthened and the system expanded, and the control of the Japan Coast Guard by the Minister of Defense in the event of an emergency was specified. We will continue to strengthen cooperation between the Self-Defense Forces and the Japan Coast Guard.
Regarding this, Defense Minister Hamada told the House of Representatives Budget Committee, "The Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Japan Coast Guard are always working to share information and cooperate, but it is extremely important to strengthen cooperation, including in response to armed attack situations. We would like to conduct joint training assuming an attack situation as soon as possible."
In addition, Minister Hamada said, "We are already working on the creation of the control guidelines, and we will continue to As we proceed with the work, we would like to verify it through joint training."