Japan eyes mission near Gulf

Japan eyes intel mission near Persian Gulf in early 2020

SDF information gathering would run alongside US-led operation in shipping lane

TOKYO — Japan looks to dispatch the Self-Defense Forces on an intelligence gathering mission around the Persian Gulf early next year to help secure a key shipping route.

The government is working to secure approval for the mission from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s cabinet this month.

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Source: https://asia.nikkei.com

Persian Gulf/Strait of Hormuz

Persian Gulf/Strait of Hormuz

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