Japan plans to build amphibious forces to strengthen the defense to counter China Southwest Islands
Data Figure: Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces hold military exercises
Morning News reporter Xu Huifen
According to Japanese media reported on August 31, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense to be part of the infantry unit adapted into the Amphibious Force, to enhance the ability to defend the southwest islands, to counter China.
Japan, “Asahi Shimbun” reported on August 31, Japan’s defense ministry is considering as a reference to the U.S. Marine Corps, will be deployed in southern Kyushu, Kumamoto part of the 8th Division troops and stationed in Okinawa 15th infantry brigade and other adapted Amphibious Force.
This means that once the southwestern islands of Kyushu and “isolated outer islands” occupied, which is responsible for daily tasks such as disaster relief will be responsible for landing the troops back.
reported that since January 2006, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force began sending the first 8 divisions and 15 brigades and other members of the GSDF to the United States, California, and U.S. Marines launched with fully Armed swim ashore and take boats landing training.
amphibious forces of Japan proposed the move, Japan’s defense ministry official was quoted as saying, This is to strengthen the “isolated outer islands,” the defense capability, send a message to China. Zhao is responsible for a long time Long Island officials said, as a defense “isolated outer islands,” the part of the Ground Self-Defense Corps forces necessary to have the function.
said Japan is Japan’s southwestern islands south of Kyushu, an island east of China Taiwan island, including territorial disputes with China, the Diaoyu Islands. Reported that the current southwest of Kyushu and “isolated outer islands,” and not Self-Defense Forces troops, part of the defense of the blank area.
In addition, Japan’s defense ministry later this year to develop new defense outline, learned that Japan’s new defense outline will completely change the defense strategy, deployment of military balance shifted focus from the defense southwestern islands.
former Japanese diplomat, critic Okazaki Hisahiko an interview recently said that if violations of islands southwest of China, Japan must carry out defense, “the next ten years to 20 years, is the focus of Japan’s defense China. “