| 29 March 2004 – present|
Japan Ground Self-Defense Force
The 5th Brigade (第5旅団) is one of six active brigades of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. The brigade is subordinated to the Northern Army and is headquartered in Obihiro, Hokkaidō. Its responsibility is the defense of North Eastern Hokkaidō.
The brigade was formed on 29 March 2004 with units from the disbanded 5th Infantry Division.
5th Brigade, in Obihiro
5th Brigade HQ, in Obihiro
5th Tank Battalion, in Shikaoi, with three Squadrons of Type 90 Main Battle Tanks
4th Infantry Regiment note 1, in Obihiro, with Type 96 Armored Personnel Carriers
6th Infantry Regiment, in Bihoro, with Type 96 Armored Personnel Carriers
27th Infantry Regiment, in Kushiro, with Type 96 Armored Personnel Carriers
5th Artillery Battalion, in Obihiro, with three batteries of Type 99 155mm Self-propelled howitzers
5th Reconnaissance Company, in Betsukai, with Type 87 Armored Reconnaissance Vehicle
5th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Company, in Obihiro, with Type 81 and Type 93 Surface-to-air missile systems
5th Combat Engineer Company, in Obihiro
5th Signal Company, in Obihiro
5th Aviation Squadron, in Obihiro, flying UH-1J and OH-6D helicopters
5th NBC-defense Company, in Obihiro
5th Logistic Support Battalion, in Obihiro
5th Brigade (Japan) Wikipedia
note 1: Infantry Regiments have only battalion strength.