Jul 14, 2014

KIN BLUE, Okinawa, Japan – Private Sho Imamura (Right) and Lance Cpl. Joshua A. Landrum post security as part of the Japan Observer Exchange Program at Kin Blue here, July 11. Imamura is an anti-tank missile man with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force’s 12th Regiment, and a native of Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu Islands, Japan, and Landrum is a scout swimmer with Company L, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and a native of Houston. A platoon-sized element of the JGSDF will observe the MEU’s Marines and sailors and practice events alongside them to develop greater interoperability of forces and to further enhance the security of Japan. JOEP demonstrates the continued commitment of the United States and Japan to maintain a strong partnership to enable responses to future challenges. (U.S. Marine Photo by Cpl. Henry Antenor)

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