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The Japanese were alarmed by the appearance of tanks on the streets of the city of Kushiro on the island of Hokkaido

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Residents of the Japanese city of Kushiro were wary of the exercise, during which armored vehicles of the country's self-defense forces (the name of the Japanese army) appeared on the streets of the city. Among other units of armored vehicles in the port city of Kushiro, located on the island of Hokkaido, 50-ton Tanks Type 90.


Local residents are especially wary of the fact that the Japanese military command decided to conduct maneuvers using armored vehicles at the very moment when people began to protest against coronavirus restrictions on the island of Hokkaido. The most massive actions these days took place in Kushiro, the population of which is about 185 thousand people.

The tanks and infantry fighting vehicles deployed in Kushiro represent the 7th Division of the Japanese Ground Forces.

From a report by Japanese journalist Yukio Uesugi:

Now tanks are passing through the city. And this is an urban area with residential areas. Night time. The passage of a column of armored vehicles creates a lot of noise.

The very situation with protests against the restrictions associated with the pandemic in Japan managed to split society. In the same Kushiro, some take to the streets, believing that the restrictions do more harm than good, others criticize the protesters, claiming that they are "leading Japan on the wrong path."

Against the background of the exercises that the command decided to hold in Hokkaido, Japan is talking about "excessive militarization".



It should be recalled that a few days ago Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation, referring to his health condition.
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 2 September 2020 10: 58
    +2
    Ipenets is up to something. We have an insidious neighbor, insidious.
    1. Sefevi2020
      Sefevi2020 2 September 2020 11: 07
      +3
      Quote: aszzz888
      Ipenets is up to something. We have an insidious neighbor, insidious.

      The Japanese and the Germans, they were not allowed to produce offensive weapons.
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 2 September 2020 11: 10
        +3
        Sefevi2020 (PM)
        Today, 11: 07

        0
        Quote: aszzz888
        Ipenets is up to something. We have an insidious neighbor, insidious.

        The Japanese and the Germans, they were not allowed to produce offensive weapons.
        So it is so. But Ipenets is already, and is putting up his weapons for export. How long has there been a ban?
        1. hrych
          hrych 2 September 2020 11: 52
          -6
          Japan has very bad relations with the Chinese and Koreans. By and large, this is the merit of Abe's cabinet. He had very friendly relations with Putin, and although there was clearly no progress, it was the development of economic ties that was small, but there was. I think Abe's departure is sad. Partly connected with the adoption of our amendments to the Constitution and Abe's promises. He is a noble man who does not say anything. Of course, the next cabinet will be based on anti-Chinese policy, in the wake of the United States. There will be no obvious anti-Russian rhetoric, it makes no sense.
          1. alexmach
            alexmach 3 September 2020 00: 05
            +1
            Japan has a very bad relationship with the Chinese and Koreans. By and large, this is the merit of Abe's cabinet

            Well, yes, what does the world war and 70 years of Japanese rule in Asia have to do with it.
            Of course, the next cabinet will be based on anti-Chinese policy, in the wake of the United States

            God grant that. It is very good that Japan has other and more significant problems than Russia.
      2. iouris
        iouris 2 September 2020 11: 28
        +1
        Quote: Sefevi2020
        they were not allowed to produce offensive weapons.

        In order not to "resolve" it is necessary to occupy ourselves. Both countries are occupied by the United States. Please contact.
  2. cost
    cost 2 September 2020 11: 05
    +3
    The tanks and infantry fighting vehicles deployed in Kushiro represent the 7th Division of the Japanese Ground Forces.

    7th Japanese Ground Forces Division
    The 7th Panzer Division (the only one in the ground forces and their main striking force) is intended for counterattacks against enemy forces that have landed on Hokkaido. It has 7 regiments (3 tank, mechanized, artillery, anti-aircraft and logistic support), 5 battalions (headquarters, reconnaissance, engineering, communications, protection against weapons of mass destruction) and an army aviation squadron. In a division of up to 7 thousand people.
    Tank regiments include 6 squadrons (headquarters and 5 tank squadrons, 14 tanks each). In total, there are 74 Type 90 tanks in the regiment, there are a number of Type 73 armored personnel carriers, Type 87 BRM and Type 73 vehicles (with a carrying capacity of 0,5 tons, 2 tons and 3,5 tons). The mechanized regiment has 8 companies (headquarters, 3 infantry on infantry fighting vehicles, 3 infantry on armored personnel carriers, mortar). The regiment is equipped with 54 Type 89 BMP, 54 Type 73 armored personnel carriers and 24 Type 96 self-propelled mortars, as well as Type 0,5 2 / 3,5 / 73-ton vehicles.
    Artillery regiment includes 2 batteries (headquarters, observation) and 4 battalions of self-propelled howitzers (SG), each with 2 batteries of 5 SG In total in the regiment 40 SG Type 99, 40 ammunition supply vehicles Type 99, there is also KSHM Type 82, radar R16, R13 and 0,5 / 2 / 3,5-t vehicles Type 73.
    Antiaircraft regiment has a staff battery, 3 batteries of 4 air defense systems, 3 batteries of 10 air defense systems and a surveillance battery. It is equipped with 12 Type 81 air defense systems (24 PU) and 30 Type 87 air defense systems, 79-P9 JTPS radar, as well as 0,5 / 2 / 3,5-ton Type 73 vehicles.
    Logistics Regiment includes 2 repair battalions and 3 companies (supply, transport and medical).
    Reconnaissance battalion has 9 BRM Type 87 and a certain amount of KShM Type 82, and army aviation squadron -4-11 helicopters (2-5 UH-1J and 2-6 OH-6D)
    link : http://www.modernarmy.ru/article/446/armiya-yaponii
    1. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 2 September 2020 11: 55
      0
      Quote: Rich
      A total of 74 tanks type 90 in the regiment,

      Typically, the Type 90 is stationed only in Hokkaido. The Japanese refused to place them on their other unsightly islands because of the landscape and infrastructure thereof. In a nutshell: there are many bridges that stupidly cannot withstand the "nineties". yes
  3. Wolf
    Wolf 2 September 2020 11: 08
    +3
    Obviously, Abe did not agree to do something, so he resigned. Japanese. politicians on power are simply slaves and do at the behest of a foreign country. Alas, it will be one hundred.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 2 September 2020 11: 29
    0
    The passage of a column of armored vehicles creates a lot of noise.
    The Japanese were worried when they heard their tanks in the "corridor". And with claims to foreign territories and an attempt to "return" them by force (which the nationalists have said more than once), you can hear something more terrible.
  5. iouris
    iouris 2 September 2020 11: 30
    0
    "It should be recalled that a few days ago, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation, citing his health condition."
    This reminded me of how the USSR learned about Brezhnev's death: first, the troops were put on alert. Abe - Japanese Brezhnev.
  6. asua164
    asua164 2 September 2020 11: 33
    0
    Local residents are especially wary


    In the last frames of the video, the aborigines "zig" their fists up towards the equipment. Doesn't sound like vigilance.
    What kind of equipment was there? It's clear with the tank, but the other two?
  7. Galleon
    Galleon 2 September 2020 12: 55
    +2
    The Japanese were alarmed by the appearance of tanks on the streets of Kushiro

    The appearance of a tank on its street will alert anyone. Why would this: this tank was rolling around the range, and then suddenly here? Normal human reaction.
    1. sergo1914
      sergo1914 2 September 2020 14: 28
      +1
      Quote: Galleon
      The Japanese were alarmed by the appearance of tanks on the streets of Kushiro

      The appearance of a tank on its street will alert anyone. Why would this: this tank was rolling around the range, and then suddenly here? Normal human reaction.


      Moreover, the tanks are fluttering red flags with a hammer and sickle, and the troops are playing accordions and singing "Darkie", periodically remembering the mother of all Japanese.
      1. Galleon
        Galleon 2 September 2020 22: 13
        +1
        In the Far East, as a swear word, they say: "Japanese mom". The expression "Japanese policeman" is less common.
  8. APASUS
    APASUS 2 September 2020 13: 15
    0
    Why not combine the country's authorities, restrictions on the passage of military columns and the dispersal of the indignant people? Quite logical