In 2021, a Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) member was fatally hit by a large vehicle in an Oita Prefecture training area. The driver, a 31-year-old Sergeant, received a 6-day suspension. His 46-year-old Lieutenant supervisor was demoted for inadequate supervision, with a two-month salary cut. Regimental Commander Lieutenant Colonel Masanori Fukushima emphasized reinforced safety management and training. Additionally, a 30-year-old Sergeant was dismissed for stealing over 650,000 yen from a colleague’s bank account between June and July 2021. Separately, a 20-something Air Self-Defense Force member at Kasuga Base was dismissed for stealing about 80,000 yen from a colleague’s wallet in August 2023. Source: NHK
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