Jap Navy prepares to deploy off Somalia

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  1. Looks like another away game as Japan prepares for anti-piracy deployment to Somalia
    Japan is likely to send at least one Maritime Self-Defense Force (MSDF) destroyer to the waters off the Somali coast to protect commercial vessels from as early as mid-March, an official at the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) said on 22 January. Japan's defence minister, Yasukazu Hamada, could direct the MSDF by the end of January to prepare for the deployment at the instruction of Prime Minister Taro Aso, the official said, asking not to be identified
  2. oooh. isn't that against their consititution? Although they HAVE already deployed to Iraq, albeit in an incredibly safe area. These Navy types may actually have to fire their weapons in anger...i guess they could swing it, by saying its to defend japanese shipping interests...
  3. Its a BRIDGE BUILDING EXERCISE to gain more friends.

  4. it will be a massive bridge from Japan to Somalia! :lol:
  5. witsend

    witsend War Hero Book Reviewer

    Tora! Tora! Tora! Mogadishu
  6. We should be pleased that the sons of Tojo are pulling their weight. Their Navy is far too big and well equiped for self defence!
  7. No its only got to get over a River.

    Perhaps the Japs can be used to contain and guard captured Pirates then they will not have to break their constitution and take offensive action.


    God this Joke is hard work.
  8. Perhaps they are hoping to capture them....like for building some more railways.... 8)
  9. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Well that's the way we're going... :oops:
  10. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    How to nip piracy in the bud?
  11. This can only be GOOD news...And just to put a fine point on this, the navies of the world now have a joint focus, piracy. Which is Non Political, and NON Partisan.

    Working with the Jap., Navy can only be informative, and rewarding.

    Pity the Italians, Germans, South Africans, and Greeks have not been involved.

    Outstanding News.
  12. I wonder how those evil Somali pirates will cope when the first kamikaze arrives!
  13. I have to disagree with you there mate, our Navy is far too Small and under-equipped even for self-defence.
  14. Actually the German Navy has sent ships out there, only problem is that they aren't allowed to do anything yet, the politicians are still working out the ROE.
    A bit like the German Army in Afghanistan, they are there but are severely handicapped by the politicians.

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