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MOD reconsiders use of live ammunition in GSDF joint exercises

  • June 24, 2021
  • , Asahi , p. 29
  • JMH Translation

At around 10:40 a.m. on June 23, during the Ground Self-Defense Force exercises that took place at the Aibano training field (Takashima City, Shiga Prefecture), live ammunition used in an artillery drill missed the target area, presumably landing in the hills across National Route 367 on the west side of the training field.


No injuries have been reported. The Ministry of Defense plans to cancel use of live ammunition in the Japan-U.S. joint exercises scheduled to start on June 24.

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