Nerima, Tokyo 178-8501
Near Tokyo in Japan
|Operator||Japan Ground Self-Defense Force|
Imperial Japanese Army|
(as Junior Military Academy)
Camp Asaka is a base of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. It lies in four municipalities: Nerima, Tokyo; Asaka, Saitama; Wako, Saitama; and Niiza, Saitama. It serves as the headquarters of the Eastern Army.
The camp was originally the site of a golf course from 1930 to 1940. It served as the site of the Imperial Japanese Army Junior Military Academy from 1941 to 1945, and as a United States Army camp (South Camp Drake) from 1945 to 1960, during which time it housed part of the 1st Cavalry Division.
The Asaka Shooting Range was a firing range constructed on the site for the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, and hosted pistol and rifle shooting and the shooting part of the modern pentathlon. It is a proposed shooting venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
- 1964 Summer Olympics official report. Volume 1. Part 1. p. 134.
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