Tokyo, July 19: Stability in water areas is now a very important issue for Japan. To ensure stability at sea, cooperation is indeed needed. To discuss such issues, Japan will host a meeting among heads and other senior officials of maritime security organizations from around the world. The meeting which is planned to be held in September will be the first of its kind.
China’s growing activity in the South China Sea and the East China Sea is a real concern for Japan. In the water area of Japan, this year Chinese vessels entered illegally 19th time. Hence Abe hopes to promote international cooperation to maintain maritime order based on the rule of law.
Japan PM Abe when announced a meeting plan gave out a message pointing out maritime situation is increasingly difficult. Foreign government ships’ intrusions into territorial waters have been pointed out as one of the main reason. This obviously indicates to Chinese government vessel growing activity in waters around the Senkaku Islands within Okinawa Prefecture.
Abe called for the cross-regional sharing of values and mobilization of power. He also mentioned the importance of cooperation among Maritime security organizations to keep oceans open and stable. In next basic maritime plan measures, he may include the measures to tighten security in Japanese territorial waters.