Corporal Dismissed from Self-Defense Forces over Illegal Gambling

A corporal has been dismissed from the Ground Self-Defense Forces and six others punished for visiting an illegal internet casino in Nagoya city.

The investigation found that the Self-Defense Forces men began visiting the internet casino shop in April 2016 and returned repeatedly until October of last year. When their financial losses began piling up, they had engaged in various cheating schemes to win back their money.

One of the GSDF men, a twenty-year-old corporal, ended up deserting from his base and refusing to return, thus earning himself a dismissal from the service. The other six received suspensions of up to eight days in length.

All seven of the punished men were stationed at Camp Moriyama in Nagoya city. (AGB Nippon)