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.”

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  • Hard Little Machine

    I think it’s Denmark, the army is unionized, they don’t have to get haircuts, they can smoke weed all day and they can go on strike if they like. Now THAT’S a NATO I think we should leave them with.

    • They are gonna have to put on their Big Boy pants.

  • simus1

    Somehow I missed the economist “warning label” and started reading.
    My “more drivel ahead alarm” soon went off and then I stopped.

  • canminuteman

    We’re not much better. In my old combat service support battalion whenever we were to deploy to the field for exercises there were dozens of people of the XX persuasion lined up at the medical clinic trying to get sick chits so they didn’t have to go, or whining to the commanding officer that if they deployed to the field there was no one to look after their bastard children. This is the politically incorrect problem with XX people in the army that we are not to discuss.

    • simus1

      “Bastard children”?
      Have a care sir, you are talking about our future Sgt Majors.

  • Alain

    Good luck Bud with that.

  • I’m sure the North Koreans will be as accommodating.

  • DMB

    Who did she think the army was the boy scouts?

  • Minicapt