Bilateral command post exercise "Yama Sakura 63"
CAMP ZAMA, JAPAN – The U.S. Army Japan and the Northeastern Army of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) will co-sponsor a bilateral command post exercise, “Yama Sakura 63” at JGSDF Camp Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan from 1 to 13 Dec.
Yama Sakura 63 is an annual computer simulation exercise conducted to increase interoperability between the U.S. Army and JGSDF.
Approximately 1,500 personnel from U.S. Army Pacific, U.S. Army Japan, 8th Army and U.S. Marine Corps and approximately 4,500 personnel from Northeastern Army, JGSDF will participate in this bilateral command post exercise.
The exercise directors for Yama Sakura 63 are Lt. Gen. Francis J. Wiercinski, Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific, and Lt. Gen. Toshiaki Tanaka, Commanding General of Northeastern Army.