Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) helicopters and tanks move near a smoke screen during a live fire exercise at the foot of Mount Fuji. File photo: Bloomberg Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) helicopters and tanks move near a smoke screen during a live fire exercise at the foot of Mount Fuji. File photo: Bloomberg
Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) helicopters and tanks move near a smoke screen during a live fire exercise at the foot of Mount Fuji. File photo: Bloomberg

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Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) helicopters and tanks move near a smoke screen during a live fire exercise at the foot of Mount Fuji. File photo: Bloomberg Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) helicopters and tanks move near a smoke screen during a live fire exercise at the foot of Mount Fuji. File photo: Bloomberg
Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF) helicopters and tanks move near a smoke screen during a live fire exercise at the foot of Mount Fuji. File photo: Bloomberg
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