TITLE

Somali Pirates and Political Winds Drive Japan to the Gate of Tears [Updated]

AUTHOR(S)
Penn, Michael
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;1/26/2009, Issue 4, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A reprint of the article "Somali Pirates and Political Winds Drive Japan to the Gate of Tears," by Michael Penn, published in the January 20, 2009 issue of "The Asia-Pacific Post" is presented. It reviews the record of Japanese encounters with Somali pirates and explores the motives and political pressures driving the Maritime Self-Defense Forces (MSDF) toward a proactive role in suppressing East African piracy. The issues related to the appearance of the pirates, including comprehensive political settlement for the Somali people, are explored.
ACCESSION #
36466077

 

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