In Yu Jing society those of Japanese ethnic origin are considered second rate citizens. Apart from this, the Nipponese social subgroup is highly hierarchizedso the members of their lower classes have a very poor standard of living. For these people the best way to move up the social scale is to serve in the StateEmpire Army.
The army has regiments (Butai) consisting exclusively of Nipponese, both from the Japanese islands on the Earth, and from Kuraimori, in Shentang. The troops than make up these regiments are called Keisotsu, which in Japanese is a title of the greatest honour meaning Excellent soldier. However, the StateEmpire Army uses the Keisotsu Butai in the front line, where the action is always dangerous and the mortality rate very high. Although it hasn’t been confirmed by the Party, the figures for the average life expectancy of the Keisotsu recruits sent to a “hot” area are chillingly low. The danger, however, has its reward: the honour to serve the StateEmpire and the social improvement for those who prove their courage and commitment.