2nd Division (Japan)

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2nd Division
JGSDF 2nd Division.svg
Active 18 January 1962 – present
Country  Japan
Branch  Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
Type Infantry division
Size 8,100 soldiers[1]
Part of JGSDF Northern Army.svg Northern Army
Garrison/HQ Camp Asahikawa, Asahikawa, Hokkaidō
Nickname(s) Northern Protector (北鎮, Hokuchin)
Commanders
Current
commander
Lt. Gen. Yasumi Ichino

The 2nd Division (第2師団, Dai-Ni Shidan) is one of nine active divisions of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The division is subordinated to the Northern Army and is headquartered at Camp Asahikawa in Asahikawa, Hokkaidō. Its responsibility is the defense of North Western Hokkaidō.

The division was raised on 18 January 1962.

Organization[edit]

2nd Recon Unit and Type 87 ARV
  • 2nd Division, at Camp Asahikawa in Asahikawa
    • 2nd Division HQ, at Camp Asahikawa
    • 3rd Infantry Regimentnote 1 (Mechanized), at Camp Nayoro in Nayoro, with Type 96 Armored Personnel Carriers
    • 25th Infantry Regiment, at Camp Engaru in Engaru
    • 26th Infantry Regiment, at Camp Rumoi in Rumoi
    • 2nd Tank Regiment, at Camp Kamifurano in Kamifurano, with four squadrons employing a mix of Type 90 and Type 74 tanks and one Type 10 main battle tank squadron
    • 2nd Artillery Regiment (Mechanized), at Camp Asahikawa
      • 1st Artillery Battalion, with two batteries of Type 99 155mm Self-propelled Howitzers
      • 2nd Artillery Battalion, with two batteries of Type 99 155mm Self-propelled Howitzers
      • 3rd Artillery Battalion, with two batteries of Type 99 155mm Self-propelled Howitzers
      • 4th Artillery Battalion, with two batteries of Type 99 155mm Self-propelled Howitzers
      • 5th Artillery Battalion, with three batteries of Type 99 155mm Self-propelled Howitzers
    • 2nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion, at Camp Asahikawa, with three batteries employing a mix of Type 81 and Type 93 Surface-to-air missile Systems
    • 2nd Aviation Squadron, at Camp Asahikawa, flying UH-1J and OH-6D Helicopters
    • 2nd Engineer Battalion (Combat), at Camp Asahikawa
    • 2nd Logistic Support Regiment, at Camp Asahikawa
      • 1st Maintenance Battalion
      • 2nd Maintenance Battalion
      • Supply Company
      • Medical Company
      • Transport Company
    • 2nd Signal Battalion, at Camp Asahikawa
    • 2nd Reconnaissance Company, at Camp Nayoro, with Type 87 Armored Reconnaissance Vehicles
    • 2nd Anti-Tank Company, at Camp Kamifurano in Kamifurano
    • 2nd NBC-defense Company, at Camp Asahikawa
    • 2nd Band, at Camp Asahikawa

note 1: Infantry Regiments have only battalion strength.

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