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Kagoshima municipality seeks SDF training ground

  • September 24, 2019
  • , Sankei
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Tuesday’s Sankei front-paged a story saying that the municipal government of Toshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, has decided to ask the Defense Ministry to set up a training facility for use by GSDF amphibious units on a remote island in its jurisdiction. Toshima Mayor Higo is reportedly interested in responding positively to the ministry’s idea to establish the facility on the uninhabited island of Gajya. While noting that amphibious training involving Japanese troops has been conducted in the U.S., the daily said the ministry and the GSDF are anxious to build in Japan a facility where amphibious personnel can conduct live ammunition training for operations to recapture an island from an enemy.

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