Japan holds a live-fire military exercise of Mount Fuji

1. Japanese Ground Self-Defence Forces tanks move through an umbrella of barrage during an annual live fire exercise at the Higashi-Fuji firing range in Gotemba, at the foot of Mount Fuji

Japan holds a live-fire military exercise of Mount Fuji

2. Tracer bullets ricochet off their targets as Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force armoured tanks fire machine guns during an annual night training session in front of Mount Fuji

Japan holds a live-fire military exercise of Mount Fuji

3. A member of Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Force launches a hand-held anti-tank rocket during the annual live-firing exercise at the Higashi Fuji training range in Gotemba, southwest of Tokyo

Japan holds a live-fire military exercise of Mount Fuji

4. Soldiers from the Japanese Ground Self-Defence Forces descend from helicopters during the annual military exercise

Japan holds a live-fire military exercise of Mount Fuji

5. Soldiers prepare to be carried by a rope on a Chinook helicopter

Japan holds a live-fire military exercise of Mount Fuji

6. Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force soldiers are carried by a rope from a CH-47J Chinook helicopter

Japan holds a live-fire military exercise of Mount Fuji

7. An Apache attack helicopter from Japan’s Ground Self-Defence Force fires a missile

Japan holds a live-fire military exercise of Mount Fuji

8. A Type 74 armoured tank fires during the annual training session

Japan holds a live-fire military exercise of Mount Fuji



9. An anti-land mine missile is launched during the annual live-firing exercise

Japan holds a live-fire military exercise of Mount Fuji

10. Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force Type 74 and Type 90 armoured tanks fire on targets during the annual night training session

Japan holds a live-fire military exercise of Mount Fuji