Japan has sent two navy destroyers to the water's off Somalia's coast to join international anti-piracy efforts in the region.This is a major change for them.
At least someone is doing something at last. And the efforts are seeing some improvement.
The International Maritime Bureau says international anti-piracy efforts have reduced the number of successful hijackings in the area to one in seven attacks.My (somewhat cynical) guess is that after a year or two, the governments will lose interest, and the pirates will start up again. They did get a few million dollars in the past year; that's not the kind of business you walk away from.