Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Forces for the first time to participate in multinational military exercises, Central Pacific (Figure)
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force destroyer Atago-class place, ready to participate in multinational military exercises
Global Network reporter Li Zongze reported, according to Japan’s Kyodo News, 29 June, the Japanese Maritime Defense Ministry chief of staff ( equivalent to the Navy Commander) Red Star Keiji 29, announced at a press conference, the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force will participate in the waters surrounding Hawaii, United States 14 countries by the United States and Japan jointly held joint military exercises of the Pacific (RIMPAC 2010) in the multinational anti-piracy exercise .
Ministry staff supervision, according to the sea, the Pacific Maritime Self Defense Force in joint exercises in the first time participating in the multinational exercise. Since participation in multinational military exercises there is prohibited by the Constitution to exercise collective self-defense is suspected, so far, the joint naval exercises in the Pacific Rim in joint training with the United States only. Chi-sing, said anti-piracy training for the police action, “not country-specific, the purpose of participating in the exercise is to improve the technical proficiency of the Maritime Self Defense Force, not part of the exercise of collective self-defense.” The content of the anti-piracy exercises, red star just said how the countries will exercise coordination and cooperation deal with the pirates.
Pacific joint military exercises will be held April 23 to August 1 at. Maritime Self-Defense Forces “Atago” was so two frigates, “Wang Chao” submarine, three P-3C patrol aircraft, a total of about 600 people will participate in the exercise.