Soldiers from the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, Japan’s first marine unit since the second world war. Photo: Reuters

Japan activates first marines since second world war to protect islands from China

The formation of the Japanese marine brigade is controversial because amphibious units can project military force and could, critics warn, be used to threaten Japan’s neighbours

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Soldiers from the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade, Japan’s first marine unit since the second world war. Photo: Reuters
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