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Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff Gen. Kiyohumi Iwata is introduced to Lt. Col. Sam Driver, senior Army Reserve adviser, by Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer Sr., U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) commanding general, during an honors ceremony for Iwata Nov. 19. This was Iwata’s first visit to Camp Zama, Japan, who assumed the senior JGSDF post Aug. 27. (Photo by Kiyoshi Tokeshi)

CAMP ZAMA, Japan - Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Chief of Staff Gen. Kiyohumi Iwata visited U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) headquarters at Camp Zama, Japan, Nov. 19 for the first time since becoming chief of staff Aug. 27.

During his visit, Iwata received a briefing on the comprehensive capabilities of USARJ and its command center. He also attended an office call with USARJ and I Corps (Forward) Commanding General Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer Sr. and his staff, and visited the Brig. Gen. Crawford F. Sams U.S. Army Health Clinic to receive a tour and briefing on its mission, capability and resiliency program.

He also spent some time with the JGSDF's Central Readiness Force command and staff collocated on Camp Zama and attended a luncheon to honor nine JGSDF members attending Cooperative Working Group class 70, who are working side-by-side with U.S. Army counterparts to learn more about the Army's mission to the Japan-U.S. alliance and to practice their English.


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Date Taken:11.19.2013

Date Posted:11.21.2013 20:03

Location:CAMP ZAMA, KANAGAWA, JP

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