Pop Idol Recruitment

Uber-producer Tsunku shows a bit of patriotism (from Japan Today):

The Self-Defense Forces (SDF), chronically undermanned due to the nation’s shrinking youth population and a general dislike of physical hardship among young Japanese, have “gone pop” in a novel recruitment drive to fill the ranks.

A new recruitment poster commissioned by the Defense Agency features the 15 members of “Morning Musume,” an all-female pop group. (Kyodo News)