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Interesting, odd, outrageous or informative quotes about Japan

Jieitai- Quotes about the Japanese “Self-Defence Force”

“Peace People Japan, Come On!”

 “Please bring one big dream to us”

“Shining people at a workplace of which one can be proud”

“Doing one’s best feels good- Go! Go! Peace!”

“We have seamanship, seamanship, seamanship for love! We have seamanship, seamanship, seamanship for peace! Japan is beautiful,peace is beautiful-the Marine Self-Defence Force.”

All the above from posters advertising the Self-Defence force (some originally in English, some translated from Japanese), quoted in “Uneasy Warriors”, from pg 121

“Men are supposed to be responsible for protecting newborn babies, women and aged mothers. Men in Japan, however, are utterly incapable of accomplishing this mission because they do not receive military training”

Then Prime Minister Hashimoto Ryutaro, Japan Times International, April 1999

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