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DM Kono inspects GSDF’s amphibious unit in Nagasaki

  • February 9, 2020
  • , Kanagawa Shimbun , p. 2
  • JMH Translation

On Feb. 8, Minister of Defense Taro Kono visited the Ground Self-Defense Force’s Ainoura Camp (Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture) and inspected the GSDF’s amphibious rapid deployment brigade, which specializes in the defense of Japan’s outlying islands and is known as the Japanese Marine Corps unit. The visit is aimed at displaying Japan’s commitment to bolstering defense around the remote islands with an eye on China’s growing maritime assertiveness in the waters near the Nansei Islands. (Abridged)

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