Monday, January 3, 2011
Japan Extends ADIZ
On 25 June 2010, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) informed Taiwan that Japan would extend its Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) from Yonaguni Island westward. An ADIZ is an area of airspace defined by a country within which identification and location of an aircraft (both civilian and military) is required. Aircraft entering an ADIZ are required to radio their intended course and destination to the country’s air traffic controller. “The Republic of China government finds Japan’s decision unacceptable because the rezoning involves Taiwan’s airspace and the integrity of its national sovereignty,” complained by Taiwan. The announcement by Tokyo is coming four days before Taiwan and the mainland China signed an ECFA, or FTA treaty. Why?