Japanese Pop-culture and JSDF

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  1. Cossack25A1

    Cossack25A1 1st Lieutenant

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    Japan: The Manga Military
    By Matthew Brummer
    January 19, 2016


    How Japan’s “Creative Industrial Complex” is using manga to shape public perceptions.


    With a reemerging China in great power politics, instability on the Korean Peninsula, ongoing territorial disputes with Russia, and the rise of non-state actors, Japan is recalibrating its national security calculus at a time of changing dynamics in the Asia Pacific. The reinterpretation of Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution to allow for collective self-defense and the accompanying structural changes to the country’s institutional fabric gives rise to the notion that Japan’s military industrial complex is poised to come into its own. But how will Tokyo manage its transition to what the Abe administration has termed “proactive pacifism” amidst condemnation from neighboring countries, internal push-back from both rival and coalition political groups, and a citizenry largely conditioned in a culture of non-militarism?

    More -> http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/japans-creative-industrial-complex/

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    Basically this is how Japan does it:

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    And this is how America does it:

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    Yup, big difference between the two - more like "kawaii" vs machismo.
     
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    The Japanese have a long history as a warrior culture, after WW2 it was lost to some extent but I think the memory is still strong enough to revive the warrior spirit. This might be required to counter China because in a democracy you have to have the will of the people behind you when you act militarily or more aggressively against others.

    Also if you end up having to draft people into the military you want to make sure that you are drafting in serious soldiers who have a warrior mentality not pacifists. The pacifist mentality is Japan's biggest weakness right now.
     
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    Cute!!! |Shamefullyembarrased|

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    They also have to make sure that the people they recruit into the military are not sociopaths.
     
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