This high school graduate joined Japan's Ground Self-Defense Force for humanitarian missions ... while the SDF is deploying new units and building more bases on the islands for national defense.
His grandmother, who lived through the Battle of Okinawa, tells him to put his own life first.
This young man joined the SDF to become stronger. His mother is from Taiwan, and his family is worried about possible China actions, especially following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The young people joining the SDF to support communities through humanitarian missions ... but many seem unaware of the increasing potential for conflict.