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Gate: Jieitai Kanochi nite Kaku Tatakaeri Season 1 Review

Before we kick this review off, I’d like to make a mini-announcement.  It’s not super recent news, but the kick ass crew over at Sekai Project… 1,020 more words

Formal Review

A Less Pacifist Pacific: The Controversy Behind Japan's Expanded Military Role

By Travis Cady

On September 17th an uncharacteristic brawl broke out inside the Japanese parliament, the Diet. Ironically, the scuffle was led by politicians seeking to preserve Japan’s status as a purely pacifist nation. 869 more words

International Security/Conflict

The Kewpie Brigade

For reasons I don’t want to go into now, I found myself at the Self Defense Forces Central Hospital today. It was surreal.

Sitting in the window of the second floor cafeteria over a bowl of curry rice, I watched men and women wearing camouflage uniforms and army boots come and go. 88 more words


Japanese Self Defense Forces Canteen, 1965

The canteen shown in the accompanying photographs is the Japanese Self Defense Forces (JSDF) aluminum canteen. In the post-WWII years, the Japanese Army redefined itself as a Defense Force. 260 more words

Kochi high school set to launch Self-Defense Force training course, government totally unaware

In a recent interview, the head of Kochi Chuo High School, Masahisa Chikamori, announced that the school would be starting a Self-Defense Force Course in 2016… 374 more words


What I Am Watching, Summer 2015 Edition


I realize that my military experience colors my assessment, but I am really enjoying Gate so far this season. In fact, it is the only new anime I am following closely. 391 more words