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Harassment destroys mutual trust among members and shakes the foundations of the organization, and is something that should never be allowed to happen.

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Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada, emphasizing his resolve to eliminate harassment in Japan's Self-Defense Forces following the indictment of three former personnel on charges of sexually assaulting a female colleague.

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Sounds like a win. SDF self-reflection, behavior upgraded. Well done.

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Harassment destroys mutual trust among members and shakes the foundations of the organization, and is something that should never be allowed to happen.

What a joke. Harassment is very much a part of Japanese culture. It's not just the SDF; Schools- elemntary, junior and senior, the various workplaces across Japan, club activities, SUMO, etc. You name it, its covered in harassment and bullying. It's the Japanese mindset that has to change.

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It's not just the SDF; Schools- elemntary, junior and senior, the various workplaces across Japan, club activities, SUMO, etc.

This.

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Most human behavior's so gray, one person's 'harassment' is another person's 'constructive feedback'...

Key's REAL enforceable RED lines, areas where we enter into realm of clear agreed upon measurable 'damage',

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words

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My friend told me how they all have mental issues, and most soldiers are medicated.

I suggest you not to enroll in the Japanese Self Defense Forces.

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I also don’t understand why there’s harassment in the JSDF. Do those attacking people don’t fear consequences? While in normal civil life they don’t have so much retaliation to fear, but in the military? If I were such a female harassment victim for example, I would latest at the first shooting training grab a machine gun and shoot their worthless heads’ contents empty and into the landscape. They assured wouldn’t do it again to me or another victim.

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Sure sure sure. You got caught. You most certainly won't stop.

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