JAPAN’S MILITARY RECRUIT NOW MORE WOMEN FOR ITS GROWING GLOBAL ROLE

Photo articleJapan’s Defense Ministry opened some new job for women in the Self-Defense Forces as Pilot attack helicopters,  Anti-tank helicopters, Maritime patrol lines, Special patrol units, etc. The applicants will have to train before the beginning of their contract in April 2017. Last 29th February, Miho Otani became the first Destroyer female Captain and opened doors to others women except for job in the Close combat positions, the GSDF Infantry and Tank units. According to Robert Dujarric, Director of the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies at Temple University of Tokyo (Quartz, November 2015) “Hiring women make a lot of sense, Every modern military is expanding opportunities for women. And since Japan is falling into demographic oblivion, finding young men is going to be harder.” The percentage of women in Japan’s military was 5.6% in 2013, according to the latest Self-Defense Forces Handbook compares to 14% in the US and 11% in Germany.

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