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Unformatted text preview: Normalizing the SDF One method of normalizing the Japanese Self Defense Forces is by using two languages. Through this method, it helps the SDF move closer to civilian organizations by masking words that are violent in nature or combat related. For instance, soldiers would be called special public servants and members of units or divisions would simply be referred to by their number. Another method of normalizing the SDF is hiding their uniforms. Members of the SDF would often change into and out of their uniform so that they are seen as mere civilians by the public. One rarely sees a SDF uniform in public. Another strategy that is used to normalize the SDF is by regulating and controlling how the public perceives the organization. The SDF does this by maintaining a public relations office. Many members of this branch work in journalism and publications; they have the ability to control and suppress information that maybe harmful to SDF’s image. However, SDF has also recently created an image for themselves by allowing harmful to SDF’s image....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2010 for the course SOC Japan 63 taught by Professor Sabinefruhstuck during the Winter '10 term at UCSB.
- Winter '10