Secretary of Secretary of the Secretary of Defense
Regarding the consideration of dispatching the Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East region, the Secretary of the Secretary of the Secretary of the Secretary General pointed out that the scope of activities may be expanded in a collapsed manner in order to strengthen the information gathering system in order to ensure the safety of navigation. The idea of not hitting was shown.
In order to ensure the safety of ships related to Japan in the Middle East region, the government will not participate in the voluntary coalition that the United States aims to form, but will consider dispatching the Self-Defense Forces as a unique initiative in Japan.
In connection with this, Secretary of Secretary Jun at a press conference showed that at present, there is no need for protection for vessels involved in Japan.
On the other hand, reporters pointed out that “there are concerns that the SDF's scope of activities will collapse and expand,” while “the current situation of the Iranian oil tanker explosion on the 11th of this month, etc. "In other words, it is to start considering based on the idea that the information gathering efforts need to be further strengthened."