Northeast Asia | Japan’s new ‘marines’ fill important hole in military capabilities

Japan’s new ‘marines’ fill important hole in military capabilities

Nascent brigade faces equipment shortage and inter-service cooperation needs to be upgraded, but no controversy anticipated as Japan upgrades deployable assets

March 20, 2018 4:39 PM (UTC+8)
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and US Navy simulate a beach-front assault at Camp Pendleton in California. Photo: Kenan O'Connor / US Navy
The Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and US Navy simulate a beach-front assault at Camp Pendleton in California. Photo: Kenan O'Connor / US Navy
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