World Japan’s Self Defense Forces struggling to recruit amid population crisis -

Belvedere

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If this continues the Japanese have every reason and the most pressure to be the ones who'll introduced autonomous robots in their military. It is going to be a Hell of a day when one of these A.I. take the decision to kill human beings in combat
 

Ahriman

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What a shame.

And to think that (some of) Hirohito's "waka" poems can be so inspirational.
Courageous the pine
that does not change its color
under winter snow.
Truly the men of Japan
should be a forest of pines.
They just need to be reminded that once there was Otoya Yamaguchi, age 17 who used a traditional sword blessed by the souls of his ancestors to strike down Inejiro Asanuma, a socialist leader in 1960. He's an inspiration to their animoo with teens as mc's.
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It is said that that kid single-handedly stopped the spread of communism in Japan... I tend to believe it's true, if we consider what Japan could have become in the following decades.
I could've sworn that I remember China themselves complaining about Japan encouraging nationalism with some cute-girls-doing-military-things anime a few years back, but doing some searches doesn't turn anything specific up. Might've been either Kantai Collection or High School Fleet - I'm pretty sure it wasn't quite as far back enough to be GuP.

Like I said, though, can't find references to it, so I can't say for sure if it was actually widespread sentiment in China, or just some minor government official making comments.
Exhibit A.

Bareto~~~!!!
 
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What a shame.

And to think that (some of) Hirohito's "waka" poems can be so inspirational.


It is said that that kid single-handedly stopped the spread of communism in Japan... I tend to believe it's true, if we consider what Japan could have turned out to become in the upcoming decades.

Exhibit A.

Bareto~~~!!!
poor japan.

cucked beyond salvation.
 

mr.moon1488

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What a shame.

And to think that (some of) Hirohito's "waka" poems can be so inspirational.


It is said that that kid single-handedly stopped the spread of communism in Japan... I tend to believe it's true, if we consider what Japan could have turned out to become in the upcoming decades.

Exhibit A.

Bareto~~~!!!
Lol first girl didn't lean into it enough, and it didn't eject properly.
 

Krimjob

Resident God-Emperor
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There are tons of animes that feature the military and clearly promote military service. You have one with girls that are actually guns...but also use guns...it's weird and sexual (Forgot the name of it though). It might have just been made by a gun sperg though, but tons of cool worldwide military and gun trivia.

You also have the official JSDF sponsored anime: GATE, which is actually a really damn good anime and it is legitimately good propaganda for them since it makes them look like absolute badasses. No breeding camps though. Tons of cute girls though, so they got halfway.
 

Ped Xing

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They could focus on retaining low-ranking personnel for longer, the way standing armies used to work before WW1.

But a thirty-year-old won't put up with tyrannical abuse that he might have twn years earlier, so there's that.
 
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There are tons of animes that feature the military and clearly promote military service. You have one with girls that are actually guns...but also use guns...it's weird and sexual (Forgot the name of it though). It might have just been made by a gun sperg though, but tons of cool worldwide military and gun trivia.

You also have the official JSDF sponsored anime: GATE, which is actually a really damn good anime and it is legitimately good propaganda for them since it makes them look like absolute badasses. No breeding camps though. Tons of cute girls though, so they got halfway.
Gate was the anime that really got me into anime. I remember a bunch of weebs getting pissed when it came out, because it was apparently blasphemy to have modern military tech BTFO magic, and shit... Even though, you know. Normally the main antagonist in fantasy is the only fucker with weapons able to destroy the whole world, but that's actually been a thing for quite a long time here in the real world.
 
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Shadfan666xxx000

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Well, that's centralization. On one hand, cities are extremely efficient, but on the other, the countryside has emptied and grayed at alarming rates. While some solutions have been used to mitigate the lack of young people, the government subsidizes the farmers and can't forever.
In that case we might see something similar to Mexico city or with the black community in relation to the South where people eventually started flooding back in to rural or less developed areas since economic and social opportunities become limited even in world cities.
 

Crichax

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If Japan thinks this situation is bad, they should look at the Canadian Armed Forces.

They only have around 68,000 currently active personnel.
 

Save the Loli

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In that case we might see something similar to Mexico city or with the black community in relation to the South where people eventually started flooding back in to rural or less developed areas since economic and social opportunities become limited even in world cities.
There already is a sizable movement of younger people back into the countryside in part because it's cheaper and the government subsidizes farming so why not?

If Japan thinks this situation is bad, they should look at the Canadian Armed Forces.

They only have around 68,000 currently active personnel.
Several of their warships are also rusting over and are barely seaworthy.
 

Renmei

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You also have the official JSDF sponsored anime: GATE, which is actually a really damn good anime and it is legitimately good propaganda for them since it makes them look like absolute badasses. No breeding camps though. Tons of cute girls though, so they got halfway.
There have been a few anime and manga that address Japan's nationalistic and militaristic side. The two that come to mind for me are Silent Service and Zipang. SS has a Japanese nuclear submarine that goes rogue and successfully takes on the entire US Navy while the Japanese govt are the US's bitches iirc. Zipang has a modern SDF destroyer get transported back in time to WW2 Battle of Midway, they try to stay out of the war and not affect history but like all time travel stuff it's inevitable.. I've also heard criticism that Space Battleship Yamato also has some militant nationalist views.
 
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Gate was the anime that really got me into anime. I remember a bunch of weebs getting pissed when it came out, because it was apparently blasphemy to have modern military tech BTFO magic, and shit... Even though, you know. Normally the main antagonist in fantasy is the only fucker with weapons able to destroy the whole world, but that's actually been a thing for quite a long time here in the real world.
What really pissed them off was crap like these:


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No mention of WWII, Nanjing and the black soldiers remark.
 

The Demon Pimp of Razgriz

Still Pimpin
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What really pissed them off was crap like these:


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No mention of WWII, Nanjing and the black soldiers remark.
And citing the Palestinian Conflict. Like really? You ignore the fact that the Japanese have already committed numerous atrocities against others in Asia, and you bring up the one conflict that way too complex to be defined so black and white (if anything, its grey and darker grey/black)
 

Dom Cruise

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Japan is just bidding it's time, when the rest of the world screws itself up royally they will rise, like the sun, to set this world right and save it from itself, fulfilling people in the 1980's predictions that the 21st century would be "The Japanese century"

I'm only half kidding, I really do think there might come a day in which Japan will be the last bastion of sanity in the world.


These are awesome.
 
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