Yonaguni Japan expand air defense identification zone to strengthen the forces against China
Japanese air defense identification zone expanded to Yonaguni Island, the outer two sea miles west of airspace, over the sea near Taiwan. Source: Taiwan’s “United Daily News”
World Wide Web on June 25 against the message even though the Taiwan authorities, the Japanese government insisted on the rezoning of its “air defense identification zone” boundaries. Japan’s defense ministry announced on the 24th, 25th to land beyond the western end of the current Okinawa and Yonaguni island empty air defense identification zone extended to the island outside of two sea miles west of airspace, over the sea near Taiwan.
According to Taiwan’s “United Daily News” reported that “air defense identification zone” in order to guard against enemy invasion and in the airspace outside the setting of the airspace. Japan reported that, given China’s growing military power, Japan’s defense ministry is studying the Yonaguni Island, southwestern islands of the deployment of the GSDF, expand the “air defense identification zone” that is one of the measures to strengthen the defense forces.
Japan’s “air defense identification zone” U.S. forces still continue to use the last set of longitudinal Yonaguni 123 ° longitude line. Japan Okinawa (Ryukyu) has been asked to modify “air defense identification zone”, the former Prime Minister Hatoyama last visit to Okinawa, the Okinawa governor on Chung wells Shinko more relevant to the position that Hatoyama, Hatoyama agreed to reconsider.
Taiwan’s “Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” the evening of 24 one-sided emphasis on the Japan program “Taiwan-Japan air defense identification zone” means “extremely regrettable”, and issued a press release reiterated that Taiwan does not accept the position.
“Foreign Ministry” emphasized that the Japanese government’s move will lead to the next station the two sides of the “air defense identification zone” in the air with that country have part of the island overlap, but still insist on Taiwan’s current operations in this airspace way Taiwan’s air traffic control and ensure flight safety.
It is understood that although the Japanese political power, but the new Prime Minister Naoto Kan decided to maintain the former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama’s policy, re-designated “Taiwan-Japan air defense identification zone.” “Foreign Affairs” by the 24th day pipeline that involved this announcement.
Although Taiwan’s arms will automatically avoid flying Yonaguni airspace, but the “foreign” senior stressed that Taiwan can not accept the Japanese side to change the one-sided approach. Because “the case involving the ‘sovereignty’ can not be silent without a word.” Taiwan does not accept the position will not change, but also hope the Japanese side to respect both the long-term agreement.
Taiwan, “Foreign Ministry” has issued a statement late last month, said the air defense identification zone “is related to Taiwan’s ‘sovereignty’,” against the Japanese change, but that day is still redraw. Okinawa Governor Zhong well Shinko more expressed, the concerns for many years to be lifted, was pleased.