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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2 Responses to March 3, 1973

  1. Gojira says:

    You’d think as many times as I saved Tokyo, they’d eventually forgive me for that one little incident, the first time, when I had just woken up and I was confused… Look, I didn’t mean to go on a destructive rampage, I just– I was having a bad day, okay? Everybody has a bad day every now and then.

    And, seriously, I have more than made up for it since then.

  2. Monster misbehaving? Planet’s needing saving?

    Situation’s grave and I’ll form the head!

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