Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo
Tokyo, March 2 Kyodo - The Defence Ministry and the Japan Coast Guard conducted a computer exercise Monday ahead of the planned dispatch of Japanese destroyers on an antipiracy mission off the coast of Somalia later this month.
Some 150 participants took part in the exercise at the Maritime Self-Defence Force Staff College in Tokyo, simulating moves, including the use of weapons in the event a convoy of commercial ships escorted by Japanese destroyers came under attack from pirates.
MSDF seamen will be bound to follow a law governing police conduct once they are deployed. Under the law, …