Protest Regarding the Issue of Proximate Flights by Military Helicopters Near the Escort Ship “Asayuki” by the People’s Republic of China
April 21, 2010
- On April 21 (Wed), it was confirmed that a military helicopter from the Chinese destroyer was making proximate flights near the escort ship “Asayuki” for approximately from 3:37 p.m. to 3:40p.m.
- These flights were at a very close distance, and pose a danger towards the safe operation of the escort ship. In addition, a similar incident happened on April 8. Immediately after the incident, a protest was sent from the Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau to the Minister of the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo in consideration of these factors. A protest was also sent from the Director of the China and Mongolia Division to the Minister Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo.
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