Japan to establish new joint military command in 2024: report

US Vice President Kamala Harris (R) is greeted by members of the military at the naval Base in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture on September 28, 2022. (Photo: AFP)

The Japanese government will establish a new joint military command in 2024 to manage the operations of its Ground, Maritime and Air Self-Defense Forces, Nikkei reported on Saturday.

The joint command will be positioned as "an organization responsible for communication and strategic coordination," aiming to strengthen operations with the U.S. military, the report said.