Japan's Defence Forces Recruits High Schoolers with Gundam's Zaku
posted on by Ko Ransom
A recent image posted on the top page of the official website for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) High Technical School conspicuously features the Zaku mobile suit from the Gundam series, with two students looking at a toy of the suit while imagining themselves as one.
The JGSDF High Technical School is a three-year high school that offers specialized technical training as well as officer training to its students, who are assigned as leading privates in the JGSDF upon graduation. A robotics club is recognized by the school as an official school club, while technical training courses at the school also feature robots, using Lego's NXT robotics system and Japan Robotech's RoboDesigner system for educational purposes.