- Editor: 神奇四侠
- Translator: Ranting
Japan’s Maritime Safety Agency Chief Takhiro Oshima announced in a press conference on 17. Feb, in response to the Chinese Communist Party’s “Maritime Police Law”, Japan also allows the police patrol in Japan’s territorial waters, in accordance with international law, when necessary, “can use weapons”.
Article 20 of the Maritime Security Agency Law of Japan stipulates the requirements for the use of weapons by maritime security personnel, which is applicable to the Law on the Execution of Police Officers’ Duties, and that weapons may be used to the extent reasonable and necessary if there are proper grounds for arresting a prisoner and preventing his escape.
On the morning of February 16, four Chinese maritime police vessels stayed in the waters around the Senkaku Islands at the same time, which the Japanese side regarded as “intrusion into territorial waters”, and one of the Chinese maritime police vessels is suspected to be equipped with weapons similar to cannons. In response to the Chinese Communist Party’s maritime police ships in the “Maritime Police Law” after the implementation of the Senkaku Islands, Japan’s territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands, Oshima Takahiro stressed the same day, so far no major changes in the movement of Chinese maritime police ships, but Japan will remain vigilant to be sure.
Source: Radio Free Asia