1. In order to promote a correct understanding of the function of a hospital ship and legal system of private sectors and military cooperation in peacetime and emergency situations, we would like the Mercy to port call to Japan in 2018 in conjunction with the 13th Pacific Partnership 18. We will do the project for the future of disaster medical treatment.
2. The coordination should be made with related organizations such as Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cabinet Office (disaster prevention), Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and private sectors, to initiate working-level talks with consultation from the United States promptly.
3. In order to promote the above projects, we also will start coordination with US government, under your support and cooperation, for the US-Japan working-level talks. Meanwhile, we will courtesy visit Admiral Swift, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet to convey our message that we will attempt to request to GOJ to compensate certain part of travel expenses for Mercy crews, in case PP2018 Japan visit by Mercy comes true.