• Kyodo News


Investigative reports on four Maritime Self-Defense Force members were sent to prosecutors Wednesday over their alleged involvement in the death of a commando trainee during combat training last year.

A 25-year-old petty officer third class died Sept. 25 after being forced to fight 15 opponents in a row Sept. 9 as part of his training with a special task force at the MSDF’s First Service School in Etajima, Hiroshima Prefecture.

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