Recently, regarding the leak of specially designated secrets by a Marine Self-Defense Force Lieutenant Colonel, we have formulated measures to prevent a recurrence, fully taking into account the factors behind this incident and the content of the recommendations received from both the House of Representatives and the House of Councilors.

The Ministry of Defense and the Self-Defense Forces are supposed to properly protect confidential information necessary for the defense of our country, and the leakage of confidential information is an unacceptable incident, and it is extremely regrettable. In the future, we will thoroughly implement measures to prevent recurrence in order to eradicate similar incidents of confidential information leaks.