The political force’s leader, Kenta Izumi, blamed in a press conference the Japanese Executive for the communication problems with India, which denied a stopover in its territory to a Self-Defense Forces plane bound for Poland and Romania.
The day before, other Japanese officials, in this case from the Liberal Democratic Party, expressed their disagreement with New Delhi’s refusal, since the Southeast Asians had already authorized the landing of the C-2 transport plane.
Following the controversy, Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi reported that his government approved Japan’s use of a commercial aircraft to pick up humanitarian supplies in Mumbai, not a military one.
“The fact that this has manifested itself in this way is diplomatically damaging and will cause a loss of confidence in the Japanese government,” Kenta Izumi, who is also a member of the Diet (Parliament) house of representatives, stressed.
According to the original schedule, the Japanese navy aircraft would depart at the end of the month for the aforementioned European nations, with an intermediate stop in India to pick up relief items managed by a UN agency and the United Arab Emirates destined for displaced Ukrainians.