Tokyo: – Japan’s defence forces have launched nationwide military exercises. For the first time in almost 30 years since the end of the Cold War, Japan has launched nationwide military exercises, raising concerns in China. A Chinese government spokesman warned that Japan would face catastrophic consequences if a war broke out between Japan and China in the near future.
Japan‘s Ground Self-Defense Force (GDSF) announced nationwide military exercises from Wednesday. The previous activities were held in 1993. This year’s exercises will run until November. About one lakh soldiers, 20,000 military vehicles and 120 fighter jets from all three Japanese forces will participate in the activities. The exercises will be held in Hokkaido, Tohoku, Kyushu, Shikoku and Nansei Island in Japan.
Transportation of military equipment, emergency deployment of tanks, and transport of troops by private vehicles, trucks, boats and trains will be part of the exercises. The exercises will prepare the essential services during an attack on Japan, said Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi.
Japan’s nationwide war exercises are giving China sleepless nights. Chinese analysts have accused the practices of challenging Chinese sovereignty. A Chinese spokesman accused Japan’s Suga government of misleading its people about Senkaku and Taiwan. The Chinese spokesman warned that if Japan and the United States declared war against China, the consequences would be catastrophic.