print PRINT

SECURITY

Japan Coast Guard to enhance training for Okinawa-based personnel

  • September 6, 2017
  • , Yomiuri
  • JMH Summary

Yomiuri front-paged a plan by the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) to enhance training for personnel stationed on Miyako Island in Okinawa in order to counter China’s intensified maritime push in the vicinity of the Senkaku Islands. In addition to increasing the number of personnel stationed on Miyako from 180 to 230 by the end of FY2018, the JCG is expected to provide them with extra training for cracking down on intrusions into territorial waters by setting up a firing range on Miyako. JCG patrol boats under construction for deployment near the contested outcrops are reportedly being fitted with steel materials of above average strength as a precaution against collisions with Chinese fishing boats.

  • Ambassador
  • Ukraine
  • OPINION POLLS
  • COVID-19
  • Trending Japan