5700 Japan-US ground forces held military exercises in the Japanese territory (Figure)
Data Figure: Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers in tanks and combat exercise
Global Times special correspondent Zhao Xueliang reported in Japan, Japan’s Kyodo News, 7 December, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense and seven at the U.S. Army Hokkaido Chitose Chitose garrison city of the East held a joint Japan-US Army Command exercise “mountain cherry” exercise’s opening ceremony.
reported that Japan and the U.S. began in 1982, “mountain cherry” exercise, this is the first time after the ruling Democratic Party. Sakai, director of the GSDF in northern health lecture, said: “I hope Japan and the U.S. to promote mutual understanding of each team member can build strong ties.”
Sakai at the opening ceremony after the press conference that the neighboring countries are expanding the military, the opacity of the security situation in Japan is increasing, “Although the domestic situation has undergone great changes, but the importance of national defense has not changed.” Mickelson stressed that the U.S. Army Pacific Command, “Although the US-Japan political consultations between the various, but the Japan-US alliance is strong.”
idea of ??the exercise by foreign troops landed near Hokkaido, or subjected to missile attacks, do not put the actual force, but on paper the computer simulation exercise carried out to confirm AP wartime chain of command and cooperation information transfer case.
Defense Force said the exercise will continue until 14. Japan about 4500 people took part in the United States places the main ground forces, about 1,200 participants. Exercise envisaged there may be civilians remain in the combat zone, so the will of about 50 police and local government responsible for the training. Part of the exercise facility was open to the media 7.