Japan intends to expand the circle to the air defense identification waters closer to Taiwan (Figure)
Data Figure: Japan and Taiwan’s air defense identification zone diagram
World Wide Web on May 27 news, Japan announced that Japan will re-set the westernmost island of Yonaguni, Okinawa Prefecture and the surrounding air defense identification ring, the current through the island circle over the air defense identification extended into the surrounding sea near the Taiwanese side. Japanese media reported that Japan’s defense ministry is now stepping up operations in order to amend the relevant instructions before the end of June and has made this explanation to the Taiwan side.
According to Japan’s Kyodo News, Japan’s defense ministry announced the decision 26. Reported that, since Taiwan is not actually that country will be assigned to air defense identification ring around the island, is expected to be able to get Japan to move the understanding of Taiwan. The current air defense identification ring followed the return of Okinawa, the U.S. military used Yonaguni is 123 degrees east longitude above the set method. In view of Okinawa Prefecture recognize repeated requests to re-set the circle, Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio 23 visit to Okinawa, said, “will be reset as soon as possible.”
air defense identification ring is to prepare countries for the violation of airspace set in airspace outside the airspace, if there is no notification in the case of emergency invasive identification circle will be dispatched to intercept the aircraft.
According to Taiwan’s “Zhongguang Wang,” reported that the Japanese wishing to extend Taiwan’s air defense identification circle “in front” and has been through the “diplomatic” way to negotiate with Taiwan, the news, the KMT, “Li Committee “Chang Hsien-yao great dissatisfaction, he questioned if Taiwan agreed to Japan’s demand, not only will impact Taiwan’s air defense, but also a recognition of the sovereignty of the Diaoyu Islands is Japan.
However, “Deputy Defense Minister,” Zhaoshi Zhang stressed that Taiwan must take into account the “national security” principle, to provide professional advice for the “Government” careful deliberation, will not sacrifice Taiwan’s security.
Taiwan United Network also reported that the Japanese expression for negotiations with Taiwan, Taiwan’s air defense identification zone adjustment retreat west of the problem, Taiwan’s “Ministry of National Defense,” said military spokesman Yu Sizu, the current “Defense Ministry” position is in line with the relevant units of deliberation, the “Defense Department” does not currently have a specific position. It was noted that Taiwan’s military air defense identification zone for the retreat west does not agree.