Japanese Self-Defense Forces

The city where I live has two self-defense bases, Japanese Air and Land Self-Defense Forces.

At the latter Base, the 63rd anniversary of its establishment was held today. Ever since I moved to this city, I hadn't visited there. (We can only enter the bases when they hold that kind of ceremony, in summer festivals and seasonal music concerts.
Luckily the ceremony was held on Sunday and it was my day off, so my son and I visited there for the first time.)




It's not unusual that we can see several armored cars and trucks passing by the streets in my city. However, we rarely do that at close range. I might have been more excited than my son...^^;

Well, here's a warmhearted story.
As my son was thirsty, I was buying a canned soft drink from a vending machine it the base. Although I had put some money and pushed the button for the drink he liked, the drink didn't come out of the machine. I asked a nearby member of Self-Defense Force about the problem. However, he told me to call the company of the machine because they didn't handle such matters...Aw...
I didn't manage to get it, so we had no other choice but to give up.
A few hours later, a mother and her daughter, who looked an upper grader, talked to us.
They had the drink we tried to buy! They were lining up behind of us and when they bought their drinks, the drink my son wanted came out as well.
Then, they thought they might find us somewhere in the base.

I was so moved because the Base was crowded and there was a low probability that they would find us. What's more they had another option: they could have drunk it. However, they didn't do that and held it for us.

The drink was no longer cold, but I felt their warmth. I'd like to express my gratitude to them from the bottom of my heart!!


Hi, friend!

>"When one door is shut another is opened."

Yeah, sort of. lol It must have been a valuable experience to my son. I hope he could learn something from them. ^^

Anyway, I'm looking forward to talking with you this week!

Good for you!
"When one door is shut another is opened."
There is a self-defense base near my area, too.
I think it is so peaceful for us to be able to enter such kind of facilities....


応援クリックお願いします(^^) 励みになります♪       


Author: VibrantRose TOEIC 935 (2018.4) TESOL認定講師