Japanese Marines Conduct Island Combat Drill

Japanese Marines Conduct Island Combat Drill

A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade (ARDB) marine during an amphibious landing as a part of the country's nationwide 05JX military exercises at Tokunoshima island, Kagoshima Prefecture. (Photo -Reuters/ISSEI KATO)


Japanese marine forces conducted a simulated amphibious assault on an island beach near the East China Sea, aiming to repel potential invaders from  Japanese territory. The training was held on an island deemed vulnerable to Chinese invasion in yet another practice run preparing for potential attacks.

Combined arms exercises are becoming more frequent for the Japanese Self-Defense forces as tensions in the Pacific continue to rise. A $280 billion planned spending bill is funding new weapons and stockpiles for Japanese forces.

The scale and frequency of military exercises are expected to increase as the world grows increasingly concerned about China attempting to take Taiwan. China did not comment on the drills.

Matthew Dellinger
Matthew Dellinger
Matthew Dellinger holds a Political Science and History BS and is working towards a Masters in Public Administration. Before his time at Atlas he joined GoodPolitical to serve as a writer and contributor while also expanding his knowledge on global events. Matthew is proud to be a part of a news organization that believes in delivering truthful, unfiltered, and unbiased news to people around the world.
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