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LDP members call on GOJ to let coast guard use weapons against foreign vessels

  • March 27, 2021
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Nikkei reported on Saturday that a league of LDP Diet members led by Seishiro Eto issued a set of recommendations for the government on Friday in response to Chinese government ships’ activities in waters near the Senkaku Islands. The league called on the GOJ to establish a provision in the Japan Coast Guard Act to allow the Japan Coast Guard to use weapons in accordance with international law in the event that foreign vessels enter Japan’s territorial waters repeatedly and refuse to exit them.

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