Japan extends Somali patrols
Mission extended into 2016.
Japan: MSDF anti-piracy mission off Somalia extended another year
The government added another year to the Maritime Self-Defense Force mission to protect commercial vessels from pirate attacks off Somalia.
The sixth extension of the operation, which began in 2009, is to help ensure the security of the important sea lane off East Africa under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policy of making proactive contributions to maintaining international peace and stability.
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