Attacks on the ship operated by a Japanese shipping company near the Strait of Hormuz
(Statement by Foreign Press Secretary Takeshi Osuga)
June 14, 2019
1. Securing the safety of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz is crucially important to Japan’s energy security and is extremely important to the peace and prosperity of the international community including Japan.
2. In this regard, Japan takes the attacks on the ship operated by a Japanese shipping company near the Strait of Hormuz on June 13th seriously as a significant incident that threatens Japan’s peace and prosperity. Japan firmly condemns such attacks which threaten the safety of ships.
3. Japan will continue to make efforts to gather information and secure the safety of navigation, while closely coordinating with the related countries.