Japan said it would deal with China’s Diaoyu Islands cruise ships in question (Figure)
Data Figure: China Marine Surveillance department visits the East China Sea
Coast Guard ship Oriental Morning Post correspondent Wang Guopei
12 release of the 2009 Japan Coast Guard,” Maritime Security Report “claims, the Chinese mainland and Taiwan vessels” illegal activities “and parade” violated the sovereignty of Japan, “Japan to similar future events appropriate” response. ”
reported in previous years, the biggest difference is that this year’s report also specifically added to the body called “territorial defense” section.
the body of the report include “to ensure law and order”, “defend the territorial waters,” “save lives”, “Protection of the blue sea”, “disaster response” and other eight chapters. Post reporter access to maritime security report in 2008 found that the 2008 version did not “defend the territorial waters,” the separate section. Only with relevant content with the security aspects are summarized in “to ensure law and order” this chapter.
Administration Division, General Affairs Department Japan Coast Guard officials Hidenori Miyazawa told reporters yesterday, said: “The Coast Guard garrison in the territorial sea and exclusive economic zones to protect the interests of business and to protect Japan’s maritime rights and interests closely connected is so important single provision of the chapter needs to be described. “
Miyazawa told reporters that the report covers the Senkaku Islands (Diaoyu Islands in China that is) and the East China Sea. About the report presented last December at the China Marine Surveillance in the Diaoyu Islands waters and the Coast Guard when the Coast Guard’s response to China’s exploration activities on the East China Sea to monitor the implementation of activities. Compared to the more cautious wording Miyazawa, Japanese media reported that the chapter describes the recent threats to Japanese territory, and claimed that China and Taiwan vessels “illegal activities” and parade had been “violated Japanese sovereignty.”
Chinese Foreign Ministry has repeatedly reiterated that Diaoyu Islands are China’s inherent territory since ancient times, China has indisputable sovereignty. China by Chinese ships in waters under the jurisdiction of the normal cruise activities are beyond reproach.
Miyazawa said the report also summarizes the future of our approach: to achieve the territorial waters and exclusive economic zones to protect the interests Guard’s foolproof measures, the Coast Guard in the future cooperation with relevant ministries and agencies for future appropriate response to such incidents. Japanese media reported that the Japan Coast Guard will respond coming into the event occurred, “firmly and quickly to” defend the interests of Japan.
Japan Coast Guard, “Maritime Security Report” every year on May 12 that Japan’s “Maritime Security Day” release. The report is equivalent to other ministries and agencies of the White Paper, Coast Guard introduces the latest situation and future business prospects.