military

Silent drills by the Honor Guard at Japan’s National Defense Academy impress and awe【Videos】

It’s pretty impressive if you can twirl real life guns in perfect unison and/or sequence with dozens of other people.

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U.S. soldier’s failed attempt to give Japanese policemen some cool drinks melts Internet’s heart

 ”This is what I hate about Japan” remarks commenter as regulations prevent kindhearted gift.

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JSDF doesn’t just protect from foreign invasion, it tackles sharks and obesity too【Videos】

We learn what to do when a shark attacks, and that the Japanese Self-Defense Forces enjoy giving each other piggy-backs. Read More

U.S. Marines perform Japan’s hottest dance craze, share video through official account【Video】

When the song’s chorus is “C’mon baby, America!” how can the Japan-stationed men and women of the United States Marine Corps not start dancing?

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Japan-stationed U.S. fighter plane crashes in Okinawa

Japan Air Self-Defense Force rescues pilot from sea.

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Japanese government reveals that it has no defense plan against UFO invasions

Japanese citizens alternatively relived and disappointed to learn their government isn’t spending time planning how to fight aliens.

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U.S. Marine hit by car rescuing Japanese driver from traffic accident in Okinawa, fractures skull

Local media makes no mention of father-of-three’s sacrifice, triggers angry, embarrassed reactions from Japanese nationals.

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Many Japanese workers told by workplaces during missile scare: “Please come to work as usual”

Some schools marked down students as “tardy” if they were late after taking shelter

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Field Ration Stamina Rice Bowl from the JSDF Family Mart is so good Mr. Sato wants to enlist

Could this be Mr. Sato’s true calling in life?

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Japanese professor concerned that female soldiers would be “naked” after bombs blow off clothes

Tries painting a dark picture of constitutional amendments, raises eyebrows for colorful imagination that resembles naughty anime or video game.

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U.S. Marines perform Japanese TV drama’s “Love Dance” in heartwarming video

The few. The proud. The Koi Dancers.

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Kim Jong-un gives troops diarrhea for Christmas

North Korea’s supreme leader gifts his soldier with a case of the scoots: the gift that keeps on giving.

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North Korea shows military prowess by bludgeoning a wide range of ceramics【Video】

Producers of this North Korean military video were probably aiming for fear but instead delivered a two-and-a-half minute funny.

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Japan’s Ministry of Defense unleashes the power of “Moe Marketing”

Are anime girls on aircraft and recruitment posters enough to moe-tivate you to join the Japanese Self Defence Forces?

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Samurai sword in new Japan Self-Defense Force emblem causing controversy

Critics say that adding a katana to the insignia is offensively evocative of Japan’s World War II military aggression.

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Americans show support to Okinawa after murder, locals ask “Why doesn’t Japanese news show this?”

Many Americans are showing up to support Okinawa, but Japan isn’t talking about them.

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Japanese military cosplay convention is almost too real【Pics】

Japanese enthusiasts show us that military cosplay is serious business.

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Japan Self-Defence Force poster seems to be repelling more people than it’s recruiting

Join the Defense Force, and you can develop new strengths, protect your country, and…pass giant bobble heads to mysterious shadow men?

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Zero Fighter to fly above Japan once more in demonstration this month

Kyushu event will be iconic aircraft’s first flight in Japan since the end of World War II.

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North Korea claims successful hydrogen bomb test, world very skeptical

North Korea is beginning the New Year by announcing it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.

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