The knives carried by some of the figures indicate that they are Takasago (Taiwanese aboriginal) volunteers. Taiwanese were used by the Japanese as a sort of tropical commando. Overall this is an excellent set and I am absolutely loving everything Strelets has put into these sets. First Japanese paratroopers and now this! Never thought I'd see figures representing these troops and can't wait to see what the future has in store.
A mixed bag really. Not sure I find the shorts and the knifes useful. The officer seems to believe he was mounted! Three submachine guns is a total overkill for Japanese since the received so very few.
On the positive side, nice faces, proportions, and some other detail like the cammo branches and helmets worn over caps. The figure firing over his head is very creative. Strelets have clearly made an effort not to reprodcue the figures already on the market. Lots of bajonets also, which is great.
Since these are actually Japanese/Taiwanese special forces (they really should have called them that as opposed to the generic tropical infantry) the giyuto knives and sub machine guns are perfectly fine.