Japan is undeniably one of the countries that produce beautiful faces and bodies in the world. The admiration for such beauty is seen in several Japanese events and cafes dedicated to it. This 2018, an event called the “Jieitai Best Body Contest” will take place in order to recognize the beefcakes of the country’s Self-Defense Forces. Find out all about it!
The Japan Self-Defense Forces (JSDF) or the Jieitai (自衛隊) are the military forces in Japan, under the control of the Ministry of Defense. Their role in society is to maintain national security, especially during disaster situations. They also participate in public work projects, cooperate in managing athletic events, and participate in expeditions. They also participate in various community projects such as building new roads, schools, and irrigation networks in certain areas.
In order to recognize the Japan Self-Defense Forces, a contest was made particularly for them. The Jieitai Best Body Contest is not only a competition based on physique but also health, intelligence, poise, and the integrity of the participants. In 2017, Mitsuyoshi Mori was awarded as the grand champion.
This 2018, there was a total of 120 entries from different ranks (Ground, Maritime, and Air Branches), and 15 finalists were chosen from each branch. The final event will take place on July 16, 2018, from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at Club Diana in Tokyo, a large club popular for events and parties. The audience are also encouraged to take part in voting for their favorite contestant, so the scores of the participants will rely on both the judges and the audience.
A required posing for every contestant is the “salute.” Also, another program has been added this 2018 – the 40-and-up Master Class, which also has 15 finalists.
The actual cost of the ticket is 5,000 yen. However, you can purchase it for only 3,500 yen if you buy before June 29, 2018. You can purchase a ticket via credit card, convenience stores, or bank transfer. Telephone reservation is not allowed. Ticket cancellation is free until June 30, 2018.
Viewers below 18 years of age should be accompanied by their parents or guardians. Everyone is allowed to enter regardless of gender and civil status, but should bring an ID for age confirmation.
The Jieitai Best Body Contest is an event that allows people to recognize the value of the Japan Self-Defense Forces. So who will you be supporting this July 2018?
Jieitai Best Body Website *Japanese only