Japan: Live-fire military drills held near Mount Fuji

Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force soldiers participated in an annual three day live-fire training session at the Higashi-Fuji firing range, near Mount Fuji, in Gotemba, on Thursday. Some 2,400 soldiers took part in the drills, deploying tanks, armoured vehicles and helicopters intended to defend against an incursion on a remote island. During the exercises on fields 80 kilometres (50 miles... Еще) west of Tokyo, military personnel abseiled from UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters among other exercises.

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