Japan’s Ministry of Defense said strengthening relations with the United States is “more important than ever,” and bolstering its own defense capabilities can make that happen, according to its latest defense report published Friday.
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Capt. Akira Yamashita, band officer of the JGSDF 15th Brigade Band conducts at the 24th Annual Combined Concert with III Marine Expeditionary Force Band Sept. 14, 2019 at the Okinawa City Civic Center, Okinawa, Japan.
.S. Marines from 1st Marine Division and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Soldiers with the 1st Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade celebrated another successful exercise during the closing ceremony of Iron Fist 2019, Feb. 8, at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.