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I hope all the surviving members pull through OK, and I also send my condolences to his family.

My son is training at Mt.Fuji and the surrounding area at the moment, he is a Combat/Rescue Medic in the JGSDF, I have not received any messages from him, enough to make an old man start to worry, but I guess no call from his unit is better than getting one. Mt. Fuji is a distance away, but they always get called out to help.

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Rest in Peace, soldier. Condolences to his family, friends and fellow soldiers. I hope those injured heal quickly. Thank you to the police and rescue service personnel for the work done and the risks taken.

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Most of the Japanese news articles use the wording “容体が急変した.” Meaning, “their condition changed suddenly.”

@Middleoftheroad

I also know a few ASDF and GSDF combat medics and pilot rescue guys. Truly the best in the Force. They have to pass Ranger school and physical/combat training requirements worthy of the spec-ops. Plus they need a nurse or paramedic qualification at least as well. You must be proud.

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@BeerDeliveryGuy

Very proud of him, but I am always worried. Every time something happens and they are sent out, I worry, every time a helicopter has an accident, I wait by the phone and worry. seems I have turned into my mother!

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@Middleoftheroad

If it’s just a search and rescue, I wouldn’t worry about his capability as an individual.

These guys are trained to infiltrate into enemy territory, find downed pilots and isolated soldiers, provide medical treatment and if necessary, fight their way back out.

What I would worry about is the diligence of the helicopter maintenance crews and pilots.

The SDF will fly night and adverse weather missions that civilian rescue services will not.

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When the ASDF rescue chopper went down in Hamamatsu, I was worried sick for a friend of mine who is an Air-rescue team member there.

Apparently, he was training in Hokkaido and didn’t carry his phone. He called me back a few days later, the bastard. Lol

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"Two of the seven soldiers became seriously ill and underwent operations yesterday," a defence ministry official told AFP.

"Seriously ill?" Is that the new Japanese code phrase for injured? Why the obscurity?

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"Two of the seven soldiers became seriously ill and underwent operations yesterday," a defence ministry official told AFP.

"Seriously ill?" Is that the new Japanese code phrase for injured? Why the obscurity?

Sounds like a translation error to me, nothing to get worked up about.

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TrevorPeaceJan. 24  09:21 pm JST "Two of the seven soldiers became seriously ill and underwent operations yesterday," a defence ministry official told AFP.

"Seriously ill?" Is that the new Japanese code phrase for injured? Why the obscurity?

Exactly. Either a poor translation or typically obfuscating Japanese.

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I saw upon the News that rocks were hurled out and could have hit the skiers. One wonders what would be the best thing to do in such a situation ? Shelter in a small building or head down the slopes as fast as you can ?

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