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

mr.moon1488

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Raising the recruitment age really isn't a bad idea even not considering the recruitment shortage. From what I saw when I was in the army, the absolute worst leaders were mostly dudes who joined right out of highschool. You're not really all that mature until you're at least 25 (these days at least), so when you're getting dudes fresh from high school, they're becoming team leaders at around 21, and then squad leaders at around 24. Having that kind of authority before you're really a true adult, doesn't really produce good outcomes. Think Joffrey Baratheon. Normally think they know every fucking thing, are dumb as a brick, and entirely incapable of empathizing with their subordinates, which in turn causes none of their subordinates to respect them, or learn from them as a new soldier should. I think this is one of the reasons why most of the good E5s, and E6s were shit bags as privates, and got a couple of company grade article 15s and what not. Slowed down their promotions, and taught them a bit of patience, and humility.

"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death. If, however, you are indulgent, but unable to make your authority felt; kind-hearted, but unable to enforce your commands; and incapable, moreover, of quelling disorder, then your soldiers must be likened to spoilt children; they are useless for any practical purpose" (Art of war, chapter 10)
 

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From what I’ve noticed, the Nigerians, Filipinos, and the Brazilians actually care about Japan.
Well it should be noted that Brazil actually has the largest population of Japanese outside Japan itself. The two countries are abnormally close culturally. Heck, there are Japanese Samba parades, just like the Carnival parades in Brazil, with the costumes and everything! See for yourself:



 

PS1gamenwatch

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In spite of the recruitment issue, the JSDF will start joining the US and Philippines in an annual military exercise:


American troops begin annual military exercise with Philippine, Japan forces
By: The Associated Press   12 hours ago
Sailors and Marines prepare to launch assault amphibious vehicles from the well deck aboard the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) on Oct. 7, 2019, in preparation for exercise KAMANDAG 3 at Subic Bay in the Philippines. (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton/Navy)

SUBIC, Philippines — More than 2,000 U.S. and Philippine military personnel, along with a small contingent of Japanese forces, began annual combat exercises on Wednesday aimed at responding rapidly to crises and natural disasters and underscoring their commitment to keep the region "free and open."
The 10-day drills, which include amphibious assault and live-fire exercises, opened at Subic Freeport, a former U.S. naval base northwest of Manila. They will also include humanitarian work in six northern Philippine provinces.
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China has often branded military exercises involving the U.S. and its allies, especially in or near the disputed South China Sea, as a threat to its security interests. U.S. and Philippine officials said the exercises aim to address terrorism, security and humanitarian concerns during natural disasters.
“These activities represent an increase in military capability and a commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region and demonstrate the ability to forward deploy forces in the event of a crisis or natural disaster,” the U.S. Embassy in Manila said.
U.S. Marines prepare to depart the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) on Oct. 8, 2019, in preparation for exercise KAMANDAG 3 at Subic Bay in the Philippines. (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton/Navy)
U.S. Marines prepare to depart the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Germantown (LSD 42) on Oct. 8, 2019, in preparation for exercise KAMANDAG 3 at Subic Bay in the Philippines. (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Toni Burton/Navy)
Philippine marines spokesman Capt. Felix Serapio said about 1,400 U.S. Marines and 600 Philippine counterparts are participating in the exercises, called “Cooperation of warriors of the sea.”

About 100 members of Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force will participate in drills using amphibious assault vehicles and will train alongside U.S. and Philippine forces in providing humanitarian aid and disaster-response work, the American Embassy said.
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US, Philippines increase number of joint military activities
US, Philippines increase number of joint military activities
The Philippine military said Friday its joint defense and security activities with U.S. forces, including annual combat exercises, will increase next year in a show of the treaty allies' continuing robust relations.
By: The Associated Press
Combat exercises between the Philippines and the U.S., its longtime treaty ally, have proceeded despite threats by President Rodrigo Duterte after taking office in June 2016 to halt the drills by repealing or abrogating an agreement that allows large numbers of American forces to enter the country for joint military exercises. Duterte’s threats have largely been sparked by U.S. government criticism of widespread deaths under his crackdown on illegal drugs.
The Visiting Forces Agreement has helped the Philippines contain violent Muslim extremist militants in the country’s south and train and equip Filipino forces facing an assertive China in disputed South China Sea waters.
 
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