Japan is for armed guards on vessels to fight piracy

By Piracy

Japan is considering seriously to allow the access of foreign security contractors aboard Japanese flag ships to use weapons against pirates.
The government of Japan is going to submit an anti-piracy bill on the next session in order to give permission to security contractors to use weapons against pirates.
This decision had to be made, there are 237 pirate attacks in 2011 in the area around Somalia. The rise of the piracy is impressive.
For the first time the Japanese legislation will approve arming of private citizens if the bill is approved.