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Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

Index Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

The (JGSDF), sometimes referred to as the Japanese Army is the land-warfare branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, and is the de facto army of Japan. [1]

128 relations: Air assault, Air force, Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, Aomori, Aomori, Army, Army general, Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution, Artillery, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Asaka, Saitama, Brigadier general, Cadet, Camp Asaka, Captain (armed forces), Central Army (Japan), Central Readiness Force, Chūgoku region, Chiba Prefecture, Chief of Staff, Joint Staff, Chitose, Hokkaido, Colonel, Combined arms, De facto, Divisional general, Eastern Army (Japan), First lieutenant, Funabashi, Chiba, Gotemba, Shizuoka, Ground warfare, Gunma Prefecture, Higashine, Yamagata, Hokkaido, Ichigaya, Imperial Japanese Army, Imperial Japanese Navy, Infantry, International Peace Cooperation Activities Training Unit, Itami, Hyōgo, Itsunori Onodera, Japan, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Japan Self-Defense Forces, Japanese Iraq Reconstruction and Support Group, Japanese language, JGSDF Camp Komakado, Kaita, Hiroshima, Kasuga, Fukuoka, Katsutoshi Kawano, Keizō Hayashi, ..., Kisarazu, Kita-ku, Saitama, Korean War, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Lieutenant colonel, List of modern equipment of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, Major, Master sergeant, Military ranks and insignia of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, Minister of Defense (Japan), Ministry of Defense (Japan), Mitsubishi Type 89 IFV, Nagano Prefecture, Nagoya, Naha, National Defense Academy of Japan, National Police Reserve, Navy, Nerima, Niigata Prefecture, Non-commissioned officer, North Eastern Army (Japan), Northern Army (Japan), Obihiro, Hokkaido, Okinawa Prefecture, Potsdam Declaration, Prime Minister of Japan, Private (rank), Private first class, Rekrut, Sapporo, Second lieutenant, Sendai, Senkaku Islands, Sergeant, Sergeant first class, Sergeant major, Shikoku, Shinjuku, Shintō, Gunma, Shinzō Abe, Special Forces Group (Japan), Staff sergeant, Tochigi Prefecture, Tokyo, Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security Between the United States and Japan, Type 10, Type 16 maneuver combat vehicle, Type 87 ARV, Type 87 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun, Type 90 Kyū-maru, Type 96 Armored Personnel Carrier, United States, Utsunomiya, Western Army (Japan), Yakima Training Center, Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Zentsūji, Kagawa, 10th Division (Japan), 11th Brigade (Japan), 12th Brigade (Japan), 13th Brigade (Japan), 14th Brigade (Japan), 15th Brigade (Japan), 1st Airborne Brigade (Japan), 1st Artillery Brigade (Japan), 1st Division (Japan), 1st Helicopter Brigade, 2nd Division (Japan), 3rd Division (Japan), 4th Division (Japan), 5th Brigade (Japan), 6th Division (Japan), 7th Division (Japan), 8th Division (Japan), 9th Division (Japan). Expand index (78 more) »

Air assault

Air assault is the movement of ground-based military forces by vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft—such as the helicopter—to seize and hold key terrain which has not been fully secured, and to directly engage enemy forces behind enemy lines.

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Air force

An air force, also known in some countries as an aerospace force or air army, is in the broadest sense, the national military branch that primarily conducts aerial warfare.

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Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade

The is an elite marine unit of the Japan Self-Defense Forces.

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Aomori, Aomori

is the capital city of Aomori Prefecture, in the northern Tōhoku region of northern Japan.

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Army

An army (from Latin arma "arms, weapons" via Old French armée, "armed" (feminine)) or land force is a fighting force that fights primarily on land.

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Army general

Army general is a title used in many countries to denote the rank of general nominally commanding an army in the field.

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Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution

is a clause in the national Constitution of Japan outlawing war as a means to settle international disputes involving the state.

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Artillery

Artillery is a class of large military weapons built to fire munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry's small arms.

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Asahikawa, Hokkaido

is a city in Kamikawa Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

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Asaka, Saitama

is a city located in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

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Brigadier general

Brigadier general (Brig. Gen.) is a senior rank in the armed forces.

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Cadet

A cadet is a trainee.

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Camp Asaka

Camp Asaka is a base of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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Captain (armed forces)

The army rank of captain (from the French capitaine) is a commissioned officer rank historically corresponding to the command of a company of soldiers.

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Central Army (Japan)

The is one of five active Armies of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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Central Readiness Force

The was established on March 28, 2007, following the upgrading of the Japanese Defense Ministry from the former Japanese Defense Agency.

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Chūgoku region

The, also known as the, is the westernmost region of Honshū, the largest island of Japan.

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Chiba Prefecture

is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region, and the Greater Tokyo Area.

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Chief of Staff, Joint Staff

The is the highest-ranking military officer and is the head of the Operational Authority (command) over the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF).

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Chitose, Hokkaido

is a city located in Ishikari Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan, and home to the New Chitose Airport, the biggest international airport in Hokkaido and closest airport to Sapporo, as well as the neighboring Chitose Air Base.

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Colonel

Colonel ("kernel", abbreviated Col., Col or COL) is a senior military officer rank below the brigadier and general officer ranks.

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Combined arms

Combined arms is an approach to warfare which seeks to integrate different combat arms of a military to achieve mutually complementary effects (for example, using infantry and armor in an urban environment, where one supports the other, or both support each other).

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De facto

In law and government, de facto (or;, "in fact") describes practices that exist in reality, even if not legally recognised by official laws.

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Divisional general

Divisional general is a rank of general in command of a division.

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Eastern Army (Japan)

The is one of five active Armies of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force headquartered at Camp Asaka in Nerima, Tokyo.

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First lieutenant

First lieutenant is a commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces and, in some forces, an appointment.

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Funabashi, Chiba

is a city located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

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Gotemba, Shizuoka

is a city on the southeastern flank of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

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Ground warfare

Ground warfare or land warfare is the process of military operations eventuating in combat that take place predominantly on the battlespace land surface of the planet.

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Gunma Prefecture

is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region.

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Higashine, Yamagata

is a city located in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.

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Hokkaido

(), formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is the second largest island of Japan, and the largest and northernmost prefecture.

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Ichigaya

is an area in the eastern portion of Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.

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Imperial Japanese Army

The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA; Dai-Nippon Teikoku Rikugun; "Army of the Greater Japanese Empire") was the official ground-based armed force of the Empire of Japan from 1868 to 1945.

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Imperial Japanese Navy

The Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN; Kyūjitai: 大日本帝國海軍 Shinjitai: 大日本帝国海軍 or 日本海軍 Nippon Kaigun, "Navy of the Greater Japanese Empire") was the navy of the Empire of Japan from 1868 until 1945, when it was dissolved following Japan's defeat and surrender in World War II.

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Infantry

Infantry is the branch of an army that engages in military combat on foot, distinguished from cavalry, artillery, and tank forces.

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International Peace Cooperation Activities Training Unit

The is the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces's training unit to prepare JGSDF soldiers by training them in scenarios that would require the mobilization of JGSDF forces in other countries.

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Itami, Hyōgo

Itami (Itami City) is a city located in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

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Itsunori Onodera

is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party and a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature).

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Japan

Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Japan Air Self-Defense Force

The (JASDF), sometimes referred to as the Japanese Air Force, is the air warfare branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces, responsible for the defense of Japanese airspace and for other aerospace operations.

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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

No description.

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Japan Self-Defense Forces

The (JSDF), occasionally referred to as the Japan Defense Forces (JDF), Self-Defense Forces (SDF), or Japanese Armed Forces, are the unified military forces of Japan that were established in 1954, and are controlled by the Ministry of Defense.

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Japanese Iraq Reconstruction and Support Group

The Japanese Iraq Reconstruction and Support Group Retrieved on December 5, 2008.

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Japanese language

is an East Asian language spoken by about 128 million people, primarily in Japan, where it is the national language.

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JGSDF Camp Komakado

is a military base of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, located in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

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Kaita, Hiroshima

is a town located in Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

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Kasuga, Fukuoka

is a city located in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan.

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Katsutoshi Kawano

is a Japanese admiral who is serving as the 5th Chief of Staff, Joint Staff and is the highest-ranking officer of the Japan Self-Defense Forces since 15 October 2014.

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Keizō Hayashi

was a Japanese civil servant, general officer and the first Chairman of Joint Staff Council (JSC), a post equivalent to Chief of the General Staff in other countries, from 1954 to 1964.

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Kisarazu

is a city located in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

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Kita-ku, Saitama

is one of ten wards of the city of Saitama, in Saitama Prefecture, Japan, and is located in the northwestern part of the city.

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Korean War

The Korean War (in South Korean, "Korean War"; in North Korean, "Fatherland: Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between North Korea (with the support of China and the Soviet Union) and South Korea (with the principal support of the United States).

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Kumamoto

is the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, Japan.

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Kumamoto Prefecture

is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu.

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Lieutenant colonel

Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies, most marine forces and some air forces of the world, above a major and below a colonel.

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List of modern equipment of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force

The following is a list of modern equipment currently in service with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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Major

Major is a military rank of commissioned officer status, with corresponding ranks existing in many military forces throughout the world.

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Master sergeant

A master sergeant is the military rank for a senior non-commissioned officer in the armed forces of some countries.

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Military ranks and insignia of the Japan Self-Defense Forces

Following the end of World War II in Asia, after the surrender of Japan, the Imperial Japanese Army and Imperial Japanese Navy were dissolved by the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers during the occupation of Japan.

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Minister of Defense (Japan)

The, or, is the Cabinet of Japan member in charge of the Ministry of Defense, known as the Defense Agency before 2007.

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Ministry of Defense (Japan)

The is a cabinet-level ministry of the Government of Japan.

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Mitsubishi Type 89 IFV

The (89 FV)is a Japanese infantry fighting vehicle that entered service with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force in 1989.

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Nagano Prefecture

is a landlocked prefecture of Japan located in the Chūbu region on the island of Honshu.

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Nagoya

is the largest city in the Chūbu region of Japan.

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Naha

is the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture, the southernmost prefecture of Japan.

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National Defense Academy of Japan

, abbreviated is the national, four-year university-level military academy aimed to educate and train students who will be serving as officers in the three services of the Japan Self-Defense Forces.

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National Police Reserve

The, or NPR, was a lightly armed national police force established in 1950 during the Allied occupation of Japan.

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Navy

A navy or maritime force is the branch of a nation's armed forces principally designated for naval and amphibious warfare; namely, lake-borne, riverine, littoral, or ocean-borne combat operations and related functions.

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Nerima

is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan.

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Niigata Prefecture

is a prefecture located in the Chūbu region of Japan.

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Non-commissioned officer

A non-commissioned officer (NCO) is a military officer who has not earned a commission.

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North Eastern Army (Japan)

The is one of five active Armies of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force headquartered in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture.

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Northern Army (Japan)

The is one of five active Armies of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF).

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Obihiro, Hokkaido

is a city in Tokachi Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan.

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Okinawa Prefecture

is the southernmost prefecture of Japan.

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Potsdam Declaration

The Potsdam Declaration or the Proclamation Defining Terms for Japanese Surrender was a statement that called for the surrender of all Japanese armed forces during World War II.

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Prime Minister of Japan

The is the head of government of Japan.

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Private (rank)

A private is a soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to NATO Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in).

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Private first class

Private First Class (PFC) is a military rank held by junior enlisted personnel.

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Rekrut

Rekrut (en: recruit) is the designation of a military appointment, position or status in German-speaking countries that characterizes newly recruited or sought personnel during the initial period of the basic military training.

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Sapporo

is the fifth largest city of Japan by population, and the largest city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.

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Second lieutenant

Second lieutenant (called lieutenant in some countries) is a junior commissioned officer military rank in many armed forces, comparable to NATO OF-1b rank.

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Sendai

is the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan, the largest city in the Tōhoku region, and the second largest city north of Tokyo.

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Senkaku Islands

The are a group of uninhabited islands controlled by Japan in the East China Sea.

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Sergeant

Sergeant (abbreviated to Sgt and capitalized when used as a named person's title) is a rank in many uniformed organizations, principally military and policing forces.

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Sergeant first class

Sergeant First Class (SFC) is a military rank in some militaries and other uniformed organizations around the world, typically that of a senior non-commissioned officer.

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Sergeant major

Sergeant major is a senior non-commissioned rank or appointment in many militaries around the world.

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Shikoku

is the smallest (long and between wide) and least populous (3.8 million) of the four main islands of Japan, located south of Honshu and east of the island of Kyushu.

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Shinjuku

is a special ward in Tokyo, Japan.

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Shintō, Gunma

is a village located in Gunma Prefecture, Japan.

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Shinzō Abe

is a Japanese politician serving as the 63rd and current Prime Minister of Japan and Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) since 2012, previously being the 57th officeholder from 2006 to 2007.

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Special Forces Group (Japan)

The is the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force's counter-terrorist unit established by the former Japanese Defense Agency to counter terrorist activities and deter guerrilla-style attacks on Japanese soil and to conduct military operations, like the 1st Airborne Brigade, against guerrillas or enemy commandos.

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Staff sergeant

Staff sergeant is a rank of non-commissioned officer used in the armed forces of several countries.

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Tochigi Prefecture

is a prefecture located in the Kantō region of Japan.

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Tokyo

, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.

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Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security Between the United States and Japan

The, also known in Japan as or just for short, was first signed in 1954 at the San Francisco Presidio following the signing of the Treaty of San Francisco (commonly known as the Peace Treaty of San Francisco) at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House.

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Type 10

The is a next generation main battle tank of JSDF produced by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force.

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Type 16 maneuver combat vehicle

The is a wheeled tank destroyer of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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Type 87 ARV

The Type 87 Reconnaissance and Patrol Vehicle, also known as Burakkuai or Type 87 ARV (for Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle) for short, is a 6x6 wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicle designed and manufactured by multinational heavy industry manufacturer Komatsu Limited and employed exclusively by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces.

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Type 87 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun

The is a Japanese air defense weapon built around the Oerlikon 35 mm twin cannon system as used on the Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft gun. The system uses a modified Type 74 tank chassis. It is also nicknamed by field officers as "Guntank" after the similar-looking mobile suit in the Mobile Suit Gundam series.

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Type 90 Kyū-maru

The is a main battle tank (MBT) of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF).

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Type 96 Armored Personnel Carrier

The is an armoured vehicle that entered service with Japan in 1996.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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Utsunomiya

is the capital and largest city of Tochigi Prefecture, in the northern Kantō region of Japan.

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Western Army (Japan)

The is one of five active Armies of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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Yakima Training Center

The Yakima Training Center (YTC) is a United States Army training center, used for maneuver training, Land Warrior system testing and as a live fire exercise area.

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Yokosuka, Kanagawa

is a city in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Kazimierz "Zbig" Brzezinski (March 28, 1928 – May 26, 2017) was a Polish-American diplomat and political scientist.

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Zentsūji, Kagawa

is a city located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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10th Division (Japan)

The is one of nine active divisions of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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11th Brigade (Japan)

The is one of six active brigades of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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12th Brigade (Japan)

The is one of six active brigades of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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13th Brigade (Japan)

The is one of six active brigades of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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14th Brigade (Japan)

The is one of six active brigades of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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15th Brigade (Japan)

The is one of six active brigades of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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1st Airborne Brigade (Japan)

The, also known as the, is stationed in the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) Camp Narashino in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture.

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1st Artillery Brigade (Japan)

The is the only active artillery brigade of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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1st Division (Japan)

The is one of nine active divisions of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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1st Helicopter Brigade

The is based at JGSDF Camp Kisarazu in Kisarazu, in the Chiba Prefecture.

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2nd Division (Japan)

The is one of nine active divisions of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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3rd Division (Japan)

The is one of nine active divisions of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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4th Division (Japan)

The is one of nine active divisions of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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5th Brigade (Japan)

The is one of six active brigades of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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6th Division (Japan)

The is one of nine active divisions of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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7th Division (Japan)

The is one of nine active divisions of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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8th Division (Japan)

The is one of nine active divisions of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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9th Division (Japan)

The is one of nine active divisions of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan_Ground_Self-Defense_Force

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