Title: PROMETHEUS TRAP/ ‘Shadow units’ (2): SDF rescuers don heavy protective gear plus diapers
Source: AJW by The Asahi Shimbun
Author: HIDEFUMI NOGAMI
Date: March 06, 2013
SDF rescuers don heavy protective gear plus diapers
On the night of March 20, 2011, the Ground Self-Defense Force’s Central Readiness Regiment (CRR) started preparing for a secret mission to rescue Tokyo Electric Power Co. employees [...]
[...] all members of the regiment participating in the mission were to wear disposable diapers [...]
At a corner of a room with a straw-mat floor used for standby, Sgt. 1st Class Takayuki Saito, 36, who was assigned to serve as the driver of a vehicle, tried both urinating and defecating while standing.
Saito decided to cut back on his intake of both water and food. [...]
Covered with a protective sheet, the interior of the vehicle was extremely narrow [...]
Their protective masks caused their faces to be drenched in sweat and made it difficult to breathe.
Some members vomited due to the heat and a feeling of being suffocated.
Published: March 5th, 2013 at 3:11 pm ET