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In April last year, the King of Jordan requested to Foreign Minster Kono an old tank for the Jordanian Royal Tank Museum. On August 6th this year, the request was decided to be carried out. A Type 61 tank on display at JGSDF Camp Takigahara was sent over. The cannon had already been filled and disabled and the engine had already been removed. It received a new paint job before being shipped off. Japan is to receive a Jordanian developed armored vehicle for display.

At Camp Takigahara

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Being shipped off at Yokohama.

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Where did that idea come from? Maybe trying to get in on the wrong day?

The JGSDF Ordance School museum at Tsuchiura a few years back responded to an email inquiry I had sent after translating into Japanese that I needed to have an active duty Japanese military person to escort me. I beleive more recently you can sign up for a tour without this so long as it's at least 2 weeks in advance and it is structured so that the tour goes as a group, leaves at a set time, and you go from one exhibit to another on a timetable. So, no lingering to look at their Chi Nu, for example. . .

 

Same condition for all.

 

There's no open base day?

 

don't they something like a history institute? I guess an author with a few published books might get a solo tour and time to take photographs aranged via the historians.

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Where did that idea come from? Maybe trying to get in on the wrong day?

The JGSDF Ordance School museum at Tsuchiura a few years back responded to an email inquiry I had sent after translating into Japanese that I needed to have an active duty Japanese military person to escort me. I beleive more recently you can sign up for a tour without this so long as it's at least 2 weeks in advance and it is structured so that the tour goes as a group, leaves at a set time, and you go from one exhibit to another on a timetable. So, no lingering to look at their Chi Nu, for example. . .
Same condition for all.There's no open base day?
don't they something like a history institute? I guess an author with a few published books might get a solo tour and time to take photographs aranged via the historians.

Most bases seem to have a history section, at minimum, for showing past history of the unit that used to be stationed at the base. For example, one JGSDF base in Osaka that has an airfield for its helicopters has a building that used to function as a bunker for withstanding bombardment. Its a small bunker but its been turned it the history corner for the base both before and after the defeat in WW2. The base that has the Chi-Nu has a far larger history corner. For personal tours, some adjustments to the advertised tour limits probably could be agreed on I'd imagine. And yeah, it might be that such authors might get some flexibility or whatever institutite there might be for historians. But I couldn't be sure on that.

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In April last year, the King of Jordan requested to Foreign Minster Kono an old tank for the Jordanian Royal Tank Museum. On August 6th this year, the request was decided to be carried out. A Type 61 tank on display at JGSDF Camp Takigahara was sent over. The cannon had already been filled and disabled and the engine had already been removed. It received a new paint job before being shipped off. Japan is to receive a Jordanian developed armored vehicle for display.

At Camp Takigahara

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Being shipped off at Yokohama.

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Why would they be any more interested in the upkeep of useless machinery in the Kuriles than anywhere else? For that matter the Western Allies didn't normally bother preserving most Axis tanks in Europe or Asia, save a few for research purposes. There wasn't much of interest to them in the technically unremarkable Japanese tanks.

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Why would they be any more interested in the upkeep of useless machinery in the Kuriles than anywhere else? For that matter the Western Allies didn't normally bother preserving most Axis tanks in Europe or Asia, save a few for research purposes. There wasn't much of interest to them in the technically unremarkable Japanese tanks.

 

If they are unwilling to take the caretaker role of Japanese war gravesites in the Northern Territories seriously, there will be a day when someone else will.

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In April last year, the King of Jordan requested to Foreign Minster Kono an old tank for the Jordanian Royal Tank Museum. On August 6th this year, the request was decided to be carried out. A Type 61 tank on display at JGSDF Camp Takigahara was sent over. The cannon had already been filled and disabled and the engine had already been removed. It received a new paint job before being shipped off. Japan is to receive a Jordanian developed armored vehicle for display.

At Camp Takigahara

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Being shipped off at Yokohama.

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https://trafficnews.jp/post/88652

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In Jordan.

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Type 74 is a real sharp looking tank but with a bit of a whiny sounding engine. Type 90 has a better sounding engine but not as sharp looking at Type 74 in my view.

 

Some tanks from the 2nd Tank Regiment practicing shooting at Kamifurano Training Grounds in Hokkaido on June 7th, 2018. Mostly Type 90s.

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