Image from Iron Fist 2009. GSDF troops aboard CH-46 medium helicopter. Note Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle to right.

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Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force sit aboard a CH-46E “Sea Knight” belonging to Marine Medium
Helicopter Squadron 165, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, during an amphibious landing rehearsal as part of Exercise Iron Fist at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton Feb. 10. The JGSDF soldiers spent five days participating in the exercise.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christopher O’Quin) (Released)

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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