March 3, 1973

On This Date in! in 1973, Japan disclosed its first defense plan since World War II. It consisted of giant mutated reptiles, insects, and robots. When asked how the monsters and robots would be controlled, Japan’s Prime Minister, Kakuei Tanaka, replied that Japan was training multiple squadrons of teenage boys and girls who would befriend the monsters and sentient robots and convince them to protect Japan. Tanaka was asked to take a drug test, which he refused.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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