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Swimming, Surviving, Breeding

Swimming, Surviving, Breeding

11 goldfish were rescued from an abandoned school in Fukushima. They were reunited with the children from the school who will continue to look after them at a GSDF base.

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Guest Post: The Skin and Bones of J.Robot

Guest Post: The Skin and Bones of J.Robot

Guest post by from Gavan Gray, prolific commentator at JSW, who is currently a lecturer at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto and a PhD Candidate with Leicester University's Department of International Relations where he is researching developments in the Japanese defense industry.

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ASDF recruitment video

The ASDF is all about helping people. See? Don’t forget to lower your landing gear when you grow up!

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Japanese military mascots

Pretty much everything in Japan has an animated mascot. The Tokyo subway has a penguin mascot. TV networks have mascots, neighborhoods have mascots. Hello Kitty really is the tip of the iceberg. Blog The Adventures of a Foreign Salaryman in Tokyo has a post on Japanese animated mascots for the Self-Defense Forces, including “Pickles” and...

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