Staff Profile

As of May 22, 2019
Teruaki Aizawa
The Ocean Policy Research Institute
Senior Program Advisor (CAPT.RET.JMSDF)
Teruaki Aizawa

Expertise

・National security policy studies
・Modern Japanese history (security policy history)
・Archives studies

Academic/Professional Background

Education:
National Defense Academy (Management Studies)
Kyourin University Post-Graduate School of International Cooperation (Master of Development Studies)

Major Assignments:
March 1984: Enlisted in Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF)
Served as a surface operations officer (mine warfare, EOD diver), Commanding officer of the Minesweeper Ocean, Commander of Minesweeper division, and Major headquarters staff, etc.
1999-2001: Assistant Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy Bureau, National Security Policy Division
2013-2016: Senior Fellow, National Security Policy Division, Center for Military History, National Institute for Defense Studies
March 2016: Retired from JMSDF
2016-2018: Specialist of Regional Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau, Regional Policy Division

Publications

The Philosophy and Practice of the "Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy (FOIP) " decoded from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website

SPF-OPRI Website, FROM THE OCEAN Intelligence analysis, Sep 14, 2018
https://www.spf.org/oceans/global-data/20181116181023949.pdf

The Defense Build-up Concept of JMSDF in the Post-Fourth Defense Build-up Plan—Modernization of the JMSDF’s Aviation Component and “100 P-3C Patrol Aircrafts-Based Structure" NIDS Journal of Defense and Security No.17 (December 2016)
http://www.nids.mod.go.jp/english/publication/kiyo/pdf/2016/bulletin_e2016_7.pdf

"The significance and lessons of the Dispatch Minesweepers units to the Persian Gulf: Considerations from the History of Minesweeper Force and the Transition of Maritime Defense Capability Build Up,"
NIDS Briefing Memo, December 2014.
http://www.nids.mod.go.jp/english/publication/briefing/pdf/2014/briefing_e193.pdf

Business Year
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The Sasakawa Pacific Island Nations Fund

This page has information about the Sasakawa Pacific Island Nations Fund activities until FY 2017.

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The Sasakawa Pan Asia Fund

This page has information about the Sasakawa Pan Asia Fund activities until FY 2017.

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The Sasakawa Japan–China Friendship Fund

This page has information about the Sasakawa Japan–China Friendship Fund activities until FY 2017.

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The Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund

This page has information about the Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund activities until FY 2017.

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