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Japanese military shows firepower near Mount Fuji

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force tanks and other armoured vehicles take part in an annual training session near Mount Fuji at Higashifuji training field in Gotemba, west of Tokyo, Japan August 22, 2019. Japan's Self Defense Forces (JSDF) demonstrated their firepower at the foot of Mount Fuji during their annual summer military exercise.

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Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force tanks and other armoured vehicles take part in an annual training session near Mount Fuji at Higashifuji training field in Gotemba, west of Tokyo, Japan August 22, 2019. Japan's Self Defense Forces (JSDF)...more

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force tanks and other armoured vehicles take part in an annual training session near Mount Fuji at Higashifuji training field in Gotemba, west of Tokyo, Japan August 22, 2019. Japan's Self Defense Forces (JSDF) demonstrated their firepower at the foot of Mount Fuji during their annual summer military exercise. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Type 16 Manoeuvre Combat Vehicle fires. Over 2,400 JSDF personnel, 80 tanks and 20 aircraft participated in a variety of live fire and combat drills. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Type 16 Manoeuvre Combat Vehicle fires. Over 2,400 JSDF personnel, 80 tanks and 20 aircraft participated in a variety of live fire and combat drills. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force Type 16 Manoeuvre Combat Vehicle fires. Over 2,400 JSDF personnel, 80 tanks and 20 aircraft participated in a variety of live fire and combat drills. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Forces fire a FH70 155mm howitzer. Thousands of people gathered to watch the event, which has been held since 1961, and many were impressed by the demonstration. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Forces fire a FH70 155mm howitzer. Thousands of people gathered to watch the event, which has been held since 1961, and many were impressed by the demonstration. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Forces fire a FH70 155mm howitzer. Thousands of people gathered to watch the event, which has been held since 1961, and many were impressed by the demonstration. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers rappel from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Last year, Japan's government approved a record defense budget that has expanded by almost 12 percent over seven years. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers rappel from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Last year, Japan's government approved a record defense budget that has expanded by almost 12 percent over seven years. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force soldiers rappel from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Last year, Japan's government approved a record defense budget that has expanded by almost 12 percent over seven years. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A Type 90 tank fires. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A Type 90 tank fires. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A Type 90 tank fires. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Visitors are seen during the annual training session. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Visitors are seen during the annual training session. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Visitors are seen during the annual training session. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A soldier fires a Type 01 LMAT, man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A soldier fires a Type 01 LMAT, man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A soldier fires a Type 01 LMAT, man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A Type19 155 mm self-propelled howitzer takes part in an annual training session. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A Type19 155 mm self-propelled howitzer takes part in an annual training session. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A Type19 155 mm self-propelled howitzer takes part in an annual training session. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Soldiers ride onboard a Type19 155 mm self-propelled howitzer. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Soldiers ride onboard a Type19 155 mm self-propelled howitzer. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Soldiers ride onboard a Type19 155 mm self-propelled howitzer. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A Type 16 Manoeuvre Combat Vehicle fires. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A Type 16 Manoeuvre Combat Vehicle fires. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A Type 16 Manoeuvre Combat Vehicle fires. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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An AH-1 Cobra helicopter takes part in an annual training session. REUTERS/Issei Kato

An AH-1 Cobra helicopter takes part in an annual training session. REUTERS/Issei Kato

An AH-1 Cobra helicopter takes part in an annual training session. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A Type 16 Manoeuvre Combat Vehicle. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A Type 16 Manoeuvre Combat Vehicle. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A Type 16 Manoeuvre Combat Vehicle. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Soldiers ride on board a Type 96 Armored Personnel Carrier. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Soldiers ride on board a Type 96 Armored Personnel Carrier. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Soldiers ride on board a Type 96 Armored Personnel Carrier. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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An amphibious assault vehicles AAV7. REUTERS/Issei Kato

An amphibious assault vehicles AAV7. REUTERS/Issei Kato

An amphibious assault vehicles AAV7. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Tanks and other armoured vehicles take part in an annual training session. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Tanks and other armoured vehicles take part in an annual training session. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Tanks and other armoured vehicles take part in an annual training session. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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