Date: September 16, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On September 16th, the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) will host its seventh YCAPS-JUMP webinar at 7 PM JST. This is part of a continuing series on the importance of base communities in U.S.-Japan relations. The featured guest will be retired Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Major General Nozomu Yoshitomi who is now at Nihon University’s College of Risk Management.
Major General Yoshitomi will discuss his article titled Shore-to-Shore Amphibious Assault that was recently published in the U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings. His analysis addresses major concerns with Japan’s Southwest (Ryukyu) Islands and the danger of China forcibly asserting itself along this strategic island chain. He will discuss these concerns and his recommendations to ensure the Japan-U.S. alliance can successfully prepare and respond to such a threat. Please feel free to read his article prior to the webinar.
Major General Yoshitomi retired from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) on April 1st, 2015. He served in the military for more than thirty years, as a field artillery officer for about ten years, as an intelligence analyst for about ten years, and in teaching/research assignments for about ten years. His last assignment in military service was a chief of Division for Strategy/Concept, JGSDF Research and Development Command. Recently, he also instructed at the School of Defense Sciences at the National Defense Academy of Japan, served as a commander of the 1st Surface to Ship Missile Regiment, JGSDF and as a councilor of the Cabinet Intelligence and Research Office. He graduated from the National Defense Academy in 1983 with a degree in international relations. He completed Command and General Staff Course and Advanced General Staff Course at the JGSDF Staff College. He received a master’s degree in international security from the Graduate School of Takushoku University in 2006 and completed the doctoral program in the Graduate School of Takushoku University in 2012. Professor Yoshitomi’s research covers a wide range of issues including Japan’s defense strategy, JGSDF’s posture, Japan’s civil-military/international collaboration in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HA/DR). His recent works include “The Role of the Ground Self-Defense Force in Maintaining Maritime Traffic Security: For Japan’s National Interest as a Global Maritime Nation” (Japan Association for International Security, The Journal of International Security, Vol. 43 No. 1, June 2015),“Japan’s Capacity Building for Vietnam: Cooperating with the United States for Maritime Security in the South China Sea” (Research Institute for Peace and Security, RIPS Policy Perspectives, No.22, February 2015), “Military-Military Cooperation on HA/DR in the Indo-Pacific Region: JSDF’s Perspective” (Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance, LIAISON, vol.6, 2014).
Cost: Free of charge.
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