For the first time in Japan, joint military exercises with the United States and France are underway
TOKYO: For the first time on Japanese soil, joint US-French military exercises with the host country have begun.
Dozens of Japanese, American and French troops are descending from CH-47 transport helicopters in a training area in a grassy valley in southern Japan for a joint military exercise, according to the World News Agency.
The field exercise is aimed at protecting a remote island from enemy attack. The first joint exercise of the three countries on Japanese soil has been dubbed “ARC21”.
The three countries have expressed interest in boosting military ties against China’s growing interference in the region and claims to ownership of disputed territories, following which the joint military exercises have been held.
More than 200 military personnel took part in yesterday’s exercise, including French and US Marine Corps and Japanese troops using a concrete building in the Charisma training area of the Japanese Self-Defense Force in the southern Miyazaki region. Run the drill.
On Saturday, the United States, Japan and France joined Australia in an expanded naval exercise involving 11 warships in eastern China. China has begun to increase pressure on Taiwan’s island by claiming ownership.
It should be noted that these joint military exercises in Japan took place at a time when China was increasing its military capabilities and capabilities in the regional seas, while Japan was discussing Japanese claimed waters around the Senkaku Islands and Chinese activities around it. I expressed concern.