World’s Worst Helicopter Parent Sues Japanese Army: Says Son Didn’t Know He Might Have To Fight In War Someday

Japan’s government tries to free its soldiers from pacifist shackles

MASAKI TOMIYAMA’S fight seems quixotic. He was happy for his son to join one of the world’s biggest, best-equipped armies, but cannot abide the idea that he might have to do any fighting. “I was very angry when I heard my son was being trained to kill people,” says Mr Tomiyama—so angry, in fact, that he decided to sue the Japanese government for violating the country’s pacifist constitution. “I will never allow him to go to war—that’s not why he signed up.”