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12/06/2008

GSDF and US Marines started a joint training in Shiga

Ground Self-Defense Force and U.S. Marines on December 3 started a joint training in a training field in Aibano, Shiga. This is the ninth joint training conducted for the first time in two years in the GSDF-owned site.

420 military officers from the both nations will participate in the joint training which is to finish on December 12. The training features shooting, the rescue of the injured, and measures against chemical weapons.

(Asahi Shimbun, December 3, 2008)

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