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DM Kono directs SDF to mull building hospital ship

  • February 15, 2020
  • , Yomiuri , p. 4
  • JMH Translation

In response to the spread of COVID-19, Defense Minister Taro Kono disclosed during a press conference on Feb. 14 that he directed the Maritime Self-Defense Force to examine building a “hospital ship.” The minister said, “There remain questions about how to secure budget and medical staff, but it (a hospital ship) would be useful for responding to a disaster as well.”

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