| 18 January 1962 – present|
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
Division (6,300 soldiers)
The 1st Division (第1師団, Dai-Ichi Shidan) is one of nine active divisions of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The division is subordinated to the Eastern Army and is headquartered at Camp Nerima in Nerima, Tokyo. Its responsibility is the defense of Tokyo and the Chiba, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Saitama, Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures.
The division was raised on 18 January 1962.
1st Division, at Camp Nerima in Nerima
1st Division HQ, at Camp Nerima
1st Tank Battalion, at Camp Komakado in Gotemba, with one squadron of Type 74 and one squadron of Type 10 tanks
1st Infantry Regiment note 1, at Camp Nerima
32nd Infantry Regiment, at Camp Ōmiya in Saitama
34th Infantry Regiment, at Camp Itazuma in Gotemba
1st Artillery Battalion, at Camp Kita Fuji in Oshino, with four batteries of FH-70 155mm towed howitzers
1st Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion, at Camp Komakado, with Type 81 and Type 93 Surface-to-air missile systems
1st Engineer Battalion (Combat), at Camp Nerima
1st Signal Battalion, at Camp Nerima
1st Reconnaissance Company, at Camp Nerima, with Type 87 armored reconnaissance vehicles
1st Aviation Squadron, at Tachikawa Airfield, flying UH-1J and OH-6D helicopters
1st NBC Weapon Defense Company, at Camp Nerima
1st Logistic Support Regiment, at Camp Nerima
1st Maintenance Battalion
2nd Maintenance Battalion
1st Band, at Camp Nerima
1st Division (Japan) Wikipedia
note 1: Infantry Regiments have only battalion strength.