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Policy Proposals  Industrial Policy Proposal to Take Stronger Measures to Control Piracy

October 18, 2011


[ Summary ]

[ Proposal ] (PDF version)

1. Effects of Piracy on Marine Transport

2. Increasingly Serious Piracy Problems

  1. (1) Actual State of Piracy
  2. (2) Present Condition of Waters off Somalia, the Gulf of Aden, and the Indian Ocean

3. Importance of International Cooperation

  1. (1) Initiatives by International Organizations, Etc.
  2. (2) Japan's Initiatives

4. Specific Stronger Actions That Should Be Taken to Control Piracy

  1. (1) Dispatch of More Self-Defense Force Units
  2. (2) Stronger Guard with Self-Defense Force Officials and Japan Coast Guard Officers on Board
  3. (3) Support for Somalia and Neighboring Coastal Countries
  4. (4) Establishment of International Rules

[ Reference Materials ]

  • Sea Lanes Connecting the Gulf of Aden and the Persian Gulf to Japan
  • Somali Pirates
  • Piracy Has Expanded to Cover Indian Ocean (2008-2011)
  • Changes in the Number of Piracy Cases in the World
  • Initiatives to Control Piracy (as of June 2011)
  • Self-Defense Forces' Operations to Control Piracy in the Gulf of Aden

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