Live fire drills at Mt Fuji
August 25 2016 10:36 PM
Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force tanks move amongst an umbrella of barrage during an annual live fire exercise at the Higashi-fuji firing range in Gotemba, at the foot of Mount Fuji in Shizuoka prefecture.

AFP/Gotemba, Japan

Japan’s military has begun four days of live-fire drills near Mount Fuji, an annual exercise that comes this year the day after North Korea test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile.
Around 2,400 soldiers, as well as tanks, field guns and helicopters were deployed at training grounds in the foothills of the country’s most famous mountain, 80km (50 miles) west of Tokyo.
The drill came as North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un hailed his country’s latest weapons test the “greatest success”.

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