Japan and the United States began joint practice firing

Japan and the United States began joint practice firing

Joint US-Japanese firing practice began on Sunday in Japan's Kumamoto prefecture in the country's southwest. The Japanese military command reported that more than 2,000 military personnel of the two states are taking part in the exercises. Source: NHK TV

Japan and US start joint target practice

From the ground self-defense forces of Japan, 1,400 people participate in the firing, from the US Air Force – 700. As part of the exercises on the island of Kyushu, hitting targets 2,000 meters away is practiced with the help of American Javelin anti-tank missile systems. The statement emphasizes that the use of real Javelins during the US Air Force exercises in Japan occurs for the first time.

The exercises will last until September 9.

In June 2022, the defense ministers of Japan, the United States and South Korea held talks in Singapore for the first time in almost 2.5 years and decided to resume joint military exercises . In July, more than 50 US and Japanese military aircraft flew over waters near Japan. The allies held a show of force amid growing tensions in the region with China and Russia.