**** Inspection parade on October 14 2018 ****
(Japan Self-Defense Force at Asaka JGSDF Base with PM and C in C Abe)
"Lining-up just before the start of the program" (for enlargement see below)
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I acquired the ticket from my cousin Kyoko at National Defense Medical College and went scouting with two Nikon Digital Cameras (D3000 with old Tamron Zoom 70-210 mm 58 mm diameter F4 in manual focus/manual exposure mode, and D5100 with Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-105 mm 3.5-5.6 G ED in automatic mode), putting on a MAGA (Make America Great Again) black cap.
Students of National Defense Academy of Japan first marched in.
Inspection of each troop unit by Prime Minister Abe, Commander In Chief of Japan Self-Defense Force.
Main Program starts. The first cortege is by Female soldiers. Certainly, "Lady First", post-WWII-defeat education by occupied Forces is implanted firmly! However, we would discard forced masochistic view of history, though. Just figure,,,,,