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Japan highlights SOF capabilities

22nd January 2018 - 12:00 GMT | by Andrew White in London


The Japan Ground-Self Defense Force’s (JGSDF) Special Forces Group (SFG) conducted a capability demonstration in front of both the Japanese and Australian prime ministers on 18 January, aimed at enhancing relations between the countries in the face of ongoing aggression from North Korea.

The exercise, understood to have been conducted at the unit’s headquarters complex at Camp Narashino, near Funabashi, saw teams of operators conducting a range of counterterrorism tactics, techniques and procedures associated with urban warfare. 

The Japanese MoD was unavailable to comment on the demonstration.

However, in a joint statement issued on the same day, Shinzo Abe and

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Andrew White


Andrew White

Andrew is a former editor of Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Andrew joined Shephard …

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