New Maritime Policy Guidelines

Amid its ongoing territorial dispute with China, Japan unveiled a raft of steps to boost security around its remote islands, unveiling new maritime policy guidelines.

Japan Strengthens Security With New Maritime Policy Guidelines

TOKYO–Amid its ongoing territorial dispute with China, Japan unveiled a raft of steps to boost security around its remote islands, unveiling new maritime policy guidelines that expand patrol and information gathering capabilities, while beefing up cooperation between the nation’s thinly stretched coast guard and its navy.

The government’s Headquarters for Ocean Policy released Friday its latest five-year policy guidelines, which call for “appropriately dealing” with foreign vessels that anchor or stay in territorial waters without pressing reasons.

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Source: Wall Street Journal.

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