According to Kyodo News Agency, the launching ceremony of the “Sakura” exercise by the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and the Japanese-American Joint Front Command of the U.S. Army was held on December 9 at the Asuka station in Luzi. The exercise was a deduction using a computer and did not mobilize actual troops. It ended on the 16th. About 5,000 people from the Self-Defense Force and about 1,600 from the US Army participated.
According to reports, the exercise envisages the enemy’s landing and confirms the process of Japan and the United States jointly responding to guerrilla activities in the city, the network, and electromagnetic waves.
It is reported that in addition to the Asaka station, it will also be carried out at the Jianjun station and the US Marine Corps Courtney Barracks.
About 300 people attended the launching ceremony. “It is extremely important to maintain close cooperation beyond language and culture.”
“Sakura” is the largest joint exercise between Lu Zi and the US Army. It began in 1982, and this is the 39th time it has been held in Japan. The Australian and Canadian Army will participate in the exercise as observers.