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Yama Sakura 61 mock press conference

Japanese Ground Self Defense Force soldiers watch a mock press conference at Camp Itami, Japan, Feb. 2. The press conference is part of Yama Sakura 61, which is being held just north of Osaka. Yama Sakura is an annual Japan-based, simulation-driven, joint-bilateral command post exercise held with JGSDF and U.S. forces. Yama Sakura is designed to enhance U.S. and Japan combat readiness and interoperability and strengthen military relationships.



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This work, Yama Sakura 61 mock press conference [Image 3 of 5], by SFC Kevin Bell, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.02.2012

Date Posted:02.02.2012 01:30

Photo ID:517648

VIRIN:120202-A-JI701-006

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:5.82 MB

Location:ITAMI, HYOGO, JP

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