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Video: Yama Sakura 63 Opening Press Conference

Video by Sgt. William James Boyd and Sgt. Anthony Jones

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Exercise Directors USARPAC Cmdr. Lt. Gen. Wiercinski and JGSDF North East Army Cmdr. Lt. Gen. Toshiaki Tanaka speak at the Yama Sakura 63 opening ceremony press conference. Available in High Definition.

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This work, Yama Sakura 63 Opening Press Conference, by SGT William James Boyd and SGT Anthony Jones, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.6.2012

Date Posted:12.7.2012 6:57PM


Video ID:192734




Location:SENDAI, MIYAGI, JPGlobe

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