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Recruiting Self-Defense Force Cadets

 

The Japan Self-Defense Forces are now recruiting cadets to become fixed-term members of the land, sea and air forces from April 2019.

 

【Term & Prospects】

The fixed term for Land Self-Defense cadets is 2 years, and 3 years for Sea and Air cadets. After serving the fixed term, cadets can choose to stay on in the Self-Defense Force and take other exams and qualifications to work up the ranks, or take a job introduced to them through the Ministry of Defense or Self Defense Forces employment support office.

 

【Salary & Benefits】

Cadets are paid a salary as well as special monthly allowances and a lump sum upon the completion of  a fixed term and enjoy annual leave, special leave, health services, occupational insurance, and have all daily needs met during the term.

 

【Requirements】

Age: 18-32 years old

Testing: (1) Written test consisting of junior high school level Japanese, math and social studies, and an essay; (2) Interview; (3) Physical & aptitude tests.

※People with Japanese and another country’s nationality (dual nationals) are eligible to apply.

 

【Upcoming Recruitment Days】

①Saturday 9th February 2019, at Camp Somagahara, Shinto Village (相馬原駐屯地)

②Saturday 9th March 2019, at Camp Shinmachi, Takasaki City (新町駐屯地)

 

【More Information】(In Japanese only)

Takasaki Office of Gunma District Self-Defense Headquarters

Takasaki-shi, Ara-machi 5-5

TEL: 027-326-1761

Web:http://www.mod.go.jp/pco/gunma/

 

Become a Member of the Takasaki International Relations Society

Membership Dues: 2000 yen per year

Period: April 2018-March 2019

Benefits:

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UNESCO Memory of the World

 

The Three Cherished Stelae of Ancient Kozuke

The series of ancient stone monuments known as The Stelae of Kozuke and consisting of the Yamanoue Stela (681 A.D.), Tago Stela (711), and Kanaizawa Stela (726) have been included in the Memory of the World Register. The three stelae are located in Takasaki but have been relatively unknown until now. The Yamanoue Stela in Yamana-machi is the oldest of 18 Japanese stone monuments still standing from ancient times, and is the oldest example of Chinese characters used to write in Japanese grammatical form. The Tago Stela in Ike, Yoshii-machi, was erected to announce the establishment of a new county under direction of the central government, and it is admired for its square calligraphy style that influenced calligraphers Asia-wide. The Kanaizawa Stela also in Yamana-machi, tells of the social status of women of the time and the spread of Buddhism throughout Japan. The historical, cultural, social and political importance of the stelae has been recognized through their inscription as UNESCO Memory of the World.

 

Visit: Use the free city bus from Yoshii Station for making the trip between the stelae. 8 buses depart daily, in 45-minute intervals.

The bus also stops at Yamana Station.