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.