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US-Japan firing train begins in Kyushu: Reports

Tokyo [Japan], August 28 (ANI/Sputnik): A joint US-Japan navy train with firing coaching kicked off on Sunday within the Kumamoto prefecture within the Kyushu island, Japanese media reported.

According to NHK, the manoeuvres, that are going down within the city of Yamato, will final till September 9 and embrace about 1,400 Japanese self-defence servicemen in addition to roughly 700 US troopers.

Reporters had been proven firing coaching with 150 members from each international locations. During the train troopers had been practising hitting a goal that’s roughly 2,000 meters (about 6,500 ft) away with the US Javelin anti-tank weapon system.

This is the primary time Javelins are used throughout a navy drill in Japan. (ANI/Sputnik)