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“T here is now a recognized need for dealing with so-called ‘gray zone’ situations. These situations include cases in which foreign national submarines navigating underwater intrude into Japan’s territorial waters and continue to navigate the waters, refusing Japan’s request to leave, or incursions occurring in remote islands or sea areas that are several hundred kilometers away from the mainland, making it difficult for the police or the Japan Coast Guard alone to respond quickly. We must carry out a thorough review to see if there are no ‘gaps’ that need to be filled in by introducing legislation from the perspective of whether the Self-Defense Forces have sufficient authority and are able to respond in a timely manner,” said Prime Minister Abe Shinzo at the meeting of the Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security.
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Timelines  Feb 04, 2014

Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security
“T here is now a recognized need for dealing with so-called ‘gray zone’ situations. These situations include cases in which foreign national submarines navigating underwater intrude into Japan’s territorial waters and continue to navigate the waters, refusing Japan’s request to leave, or incursions occurring in remote islands or sea areas that are several hundred kilometers away from the mainland, making it difficult for the police or the Japan Coast Guard alone to respond quickly. We must carry out a thorough review to see if there are no ‘gaps’ that need to be filled in by introducing legislation from the perspective of whether the Self-Defense Forces have sufficient authority and are able to respond in a timely manner,” said Prime Minister Abe Shinzo at the meeting of the Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security.

Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security

“T here is now a recognized need for dealing with so-called ‘gray zone’ situations. These situations include cases in which foreign national submarines navigating underwater intrude into Japan’s territorial waters and continue to navigate the waters, refusing Japan’s request to leave, or incursions occurring in remote islands or sea areas that are several hundred kilometers away from the mainland, making it difficult for the police or the Japan Coast Guard alone to respond quickly. We must carry out a thorough review to see if there are no ‘gaps’ that need to be filled in by introducing legislation from the perspective of whether the Self-Defense Forces have sufficient authority and are able to respond in a timely manner,” said Prime Minister Abe Shinzo at the meeting of the Advisory Panel on Reconstruction of the Legal Basis for Security.

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