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Building Strength Through Friendship

  • Dec. 20, 2018 | 1:00

Soldiers from I Corps, the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command and other U.S. Army units joined soldiers from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s Northern Japan Army to mark the start of exercise Yama Sakura 75 with food, conversation and cultural activities at Camp Higashi Chitose in Hokkaido, Japan, Dec. 10, 2018.
Yama Sakura, which means mountain cherry blossom, is a bilateral command post exercise in which U.S. and Japanese forces exchange ideas, techniques, military experience and exercise capabilities. The exercise highlights the strength of the close, long-standing relationship between the two nations.