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Members of Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force 1st Airborne Brigade take part in an annual new year military exercise in Funabashi, east of Tokyo, on Sunday. Some 300 troops and 20 aircraft took part in the exercise. See story here.

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they look like Ewoks...

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hairy little beasts arnt they

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Interesting. I wonder what kind of rifle that is.

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seaweed raincoats? AKB48 may look great in them.

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I watched Avatar on TV yesterday...ummm wonder which combat power is better!?

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At the very least they might scare the hell out of the enemy.

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Does anyone even use these WWII/Vietnam tactics anymore?

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Them boys would be better off with concrete patterned camouflage here!

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At first glance at the thumbnail I thought it was namahage...

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Himajin beat me to it, I thought they were namahage too, ha ha! Great camoflauge!

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Those outfits are called Ghillie suits. They are typically used by snipers.

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B to T.

It's a bolt-action Remington M24 sniper rifle.

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WeaselJan. 14, 2013 - 11:28AM JST

B to T.

It's a bolt-action Remington M24 sniper rifle.

Yes sir you are correct and the one on the left is a Sig-522.

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Cool, they look like the Yeti.

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Stealthy.

@Weasel

Thanks. I was wondering as well.

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of course, purely "defensive" training and tactics - not a "military" force :)

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I just hope after they near the enemy don't scream BANSAIIII!!!!!

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Does anyone even use these WWII/Vietnam tactics anymore?

Are you suggesting that snipers are somehow obsolete?

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They can hide their bodies. Not the guns!

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Why would a defence force need snipers?

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Ghillie suits...had one back in the day!

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What members? Great disguise.

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BoredToTears

I wonder what kind of rifle that is.

If you ever find yourself at it's wrong end, you won't be wondering for long, that's sure ;).

It's a Remington M42

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