African countries, Japan will build its first overseas military base in Djibouti
Data for: July 6, 2009, in Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture bases, the SDF soldiers lined up watched “Spring Rain” destroyer went to Somalia to combat piracy departure tasks.
World Wide Web intern reporter Feng Li reported that Singapore’s “Lianhe Zaobao,” April 25 news, Japan will be in the Temple at the southern tip of the Red Sea Gulf of Aden, the first African country to establish foreign military bases in Djibouti, Gulf of Aden to combat rampant piracy.
the $ 40 million to build the base is expected to be completed early next year, will strengthen the international community’s ability to fight Somali pirates. Japan since World War II, there is no standing army, not war, but in the end the U.S. occupation in 1952 established a self-defense.
responsible for coordinating the actions of the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force deployment Colonel Keizo Kitagawa said: “This will be the only bases abroad in Japan, is the first in Africa, we are here deployed to combat pirate and self-defense, Japan is a maritime nation, with 20,000 ships a year pass through the Gulf of Aden, increasing piracy in this area of ??concern. “
Kitagawa explained that passing ships in the Gulf of Aden, 10% from Japan, while Japan exports 90 percent dependent on this important waterway, but the channel has been nearly two years, pirates. He said: “Japan is very important for maritime security, the stability of this region is also beneficial to Japan.” Kitagawa said, Japan will build a military camp in Djibouti, for placement of military personnel and supplies. Japan’s Self-Defense Force members stationed in the local U.S. military base.