• Kyodo


Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force and the U.S. Marine Corps disclosed to news outlets on Wednesday some details about an ongoing joint exercise involving drills to practice defending remote islands.

As China becomes increasingly assertive in regional waters, the GSDF’s Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade and the Okinawa-based U.S. 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit have been conducting drills since March 4 at a GSDF facility in central Japan.

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