The Ground Self-Defense Force is conducting joint training with the British Army in Gunma Prefecture, etc., assuming the defense of remote islands, and released it to the press on the 26th.
The Ground Self-Defense Force is conducting joint training with the British Army this month for the first time in four years in Japan, and on the 26th, at the Somabara Exercise Area in Gunma Prefecture, part of the training assuming the defense of a remote island was released.
When two Ground Self-Defense Force helicopters landed on a training ground that looked like a remote island, personnel from both units armed with rifles and machine guns were deployed on the ground to check the procedures for grasping the surrounding situation.
In its foreign policy and security policy announced last year, the United Kingdom positioned the Indo-Pacific region as important in terms of security, and at the telephone talk between the leaders of Japan and the United Kingdom held on the 4th of this month, the Self-Defense Forces and the British military will conduct joint exercises. We have agreed to accelerate discussions toward the early signing of an agreement that stipulates how to deal with emergencies.
The joint training will continue until the 30th of this month, and the Ground Self-Defense Force says, ``It is of great significance to improve each other's operational capabilities with the United Kingdom, which is an island country like Japan.''