2012-09-01 This video provides a Japanese perspective on the USMC and its role in the Pacific.
It looks at the “repositioning of the USMC” as seen from a Japanese perspective.
It was produced by NHK News and aired on February 23, 2012.
It has been provided to SLD by Shin Shoji from NHK TV Japan.
A translation of the video has been provided to SLD and appears below for downloading.
Some main points to the presentation are as follows:
The USMC is strengthening links by holding joint operations with allies and friendly countries such as Japan, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, as well as Indonesia. It is seen to strengthen its ability to deal with contingencies by cooperating with other countries without having to increase troop size…..
In a one-year period, the Marines in Okinawa have participated in over seventy exercises in the Asia Pacific region.
We are publishing a series on the evolution of Japanese defense and security policy and this video and some others provided by NHK provides a Japanese perspective on some of the Pacific strategy issues facing the U.S. and its allies in the decade ahead.