Members of the Ground Self Defense Force who were participating in the joint training with the US military etc in the Philippines died. It was the vehicle that they were riding outside the training ground who were involved in the accident.
The Maehara Jie second-class isochronist (38) belonging to the land and ground mobility team of the Ground Self Defense Force. About 2 o’clock on the afternoon, in order to carry the meal of a member, a male Filipino driving the car collided with a heavy vehicle while driving on a general road. Maehara was immediately taken to the hospital and was under treatment, but death was confirmed few hours later. A 40-year-old GSD person who was riding along also was injured, but he has already left the hospital. The amphibious military group was established in March this year to defend remote islands of the Nansei Islands. This exercise was done to strengthen cooperation with the US Marine Corps and others.
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