Images: Yama Sakura 61 mock press conference [Image 5 of 5]
Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Bell
Col. Thomas Kunk, U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post, and Col. Sumio Yamashita, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, prepare to discuss operations during a mock press conference at Camp Itami, Japan, Feb. 2. The press conference is part of Yama Sakura 61. 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.