August 19, 2017 16:35 IST

U.S. and Japan hold joint military drills

1 of 5 U.S troops,Japanese troops,U.S. and Japanese troops,northern Japanese island,Hokkaido,Northern Viper exercise
A U.S. Marines' member takes part in parachute drops during their joint exercise with Japan Ground Self Defense Force, named Northern Viper 17 at Hokudaien exercise area in Eniwa, on the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan. Credit: Reuters
2 of 5 U.S troops,Japanese troops,U.S. and Japanese troops,northern Japanese island,Hokkaido,Northern Viper exercise
A U.S. Marines' member takes part in parachute drops during joint exercise with Japan Ground Self Defense Force, named Northern Viper 17 at Hokudaien exercise area in Eniwa, on the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan. Credit: Reuters
3 of 5 U.S troops,Japanese troops,U.S. and Japanese troops,northern Japanese island,Hokkaido,Northern Viper exercise
A U.S. Marines' member takes part in joint exercise with Japan Ground Self Defense Force, named Northern Viper 17 at Hokudaien exercise area in Eniwa, on the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan. Credit: Reuters
4 of 5 U.S troops,Japanese troops,U.S. and Japanese troops,northern Japanese island,Hokkaido,Northern Viper exercise
U.S. Marines' members ride on a CH-53E Super Stallion for parachute drops during their joint exercise with Japan Ground Self Defense Force, named Northern Viper 17 at Hokudaien exercise area in Eniwa, on the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan. Credit: Reuters
5 of 5 U.S troops,Japanese troops,U.S. and Japanese troops,northern Japanese island,Hokkaido,Northern Viper exercise
U.S. Marines' members take part in parachute drops during their joint exercise with Japan Ground Self Defense Force, named Northern Viper 17 at Hokudaien exercise area in Eniwa, on the northern island of Hokkaido. Credit: Reuters