Video: 2013 JXR (Joint Exercise for Rescue) USARJ 1-min Update
Video by Jay Mann
A U.S. Army Japan Deployable Assessment Team traveled to Japan Ground Self Defense Force Camp Asaka for the 2013 Joint Exercise For Rescue, or JXR Exercise near Tokyo, Japan. The exercise simulated a magnitude 9 earthquake hitting the Nankai Tough in the Pacific Ocean and affecting the southern coast of Japan. Lead: The Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 didn't only change Japan, it changed the way the Japanese look at disaster relief and rescue operations. For the last two years, they have invited the US forces in Japan to participate in their disaster exercises. Jay Mann takes us to Camp Asaka outside Tokyo to find out why... TAG: After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the subsequent tsunami, US Army Japan Soldiers and Civilians assisted the Japan Self Defense Forces in rescue and relief efforts. Soundbites include MAJ Erik Barkei - US Army Japan LNO. Produced by Jay Mann. Also available in High Definition.