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2017 JSDF Recruitment Mascot (5 images)

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Tthe Japanese Self Defence Force (JSDF) Mascot for Tokyo, Touchi recruiting in Ikebukero in Tokyo. Every Autumn there is a campaign to recruit people to the Japanese military which is suffering a personnel shortage even as hawkish politicians like the Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, try to redefine the Jeitai forces as a proper military (Army, Airforce and Navy) and extend their role internationally and domestically. With growing tensions in the region there are sensible reason for doing this but...
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