A private high school in Kochi Prefecture will offer a “Self Defense Force Course” from next academic year.
Kochi Chuo, a private high school located in Kochi City, announced that six hours of class time each week will be used for "jukendo" (Japanese martial art of bayonet fighting), studying for the civil service exam, as well as a lecture from former Self Defense Force officers, Sankei News reported.
A school official said: “Our goal is to have the students understand the international current affairs and the role of the Self Defense Forces, so that they can become young leaders of society.”
The official also said the school hopes the course will inspire students to join the SDF.
The school has an enrollment of 160 students each year for six courses but has not yet decided how many will be accepted for the SDF course, Sankei reported.© Japan Today