Japan-US defense phase telephone conversation, describes the MSDF ...
Kono Minister of Defense and telephone talks with the United States of Esper Defense Secretary, we discussed the progress on the Middle East dispatch of Maritime Self-Defense Force.
[General information exchange over the Middle East was mainly done] (Taro Kono Defense Minister)
Telephone talks in which the United States side is called for, day and night, took place about 10 minutes. Kono Minister of Defense in this, we have discussed the Maritime Self-Defense Force dispatched to the Middle East waters government is considering.
The United States from next month, will start the activities of the so-called coalition of the willing in the Middle East waters, Japan does not participate in this, we decided to perform the information collection for the safety of its own Japan-related vessels.