Middle East dispatch of Self-Defense Forces that are on the Japan's ...
Middle East dispatch of Self-Defense Forces that are on the Japan's energy security problem
Last weekend, Abe prime minister has instructed the study of the Self-Defense Forces dispatched to the Middle East at the National Security Council. Activities range, the Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea north of the high seas, that to consider around the east side of the high seas of Baberumandebu Strait.
The area is in a strategic location at the time of tankers transporting crude oil, especially the Strait of Hormuz is the aorta at the time of the Middle East oil-producing countries Saudi Arabia to transport the crude oil. It is sea lanes in the region for importing countries, including Japan is a cornerstone of energy security, crude oil of about a minute of which is traded in the world is through the Strait of Hormuz.