(April2022 ~ March2024)


The project/Research Fellow


Director and Senior Research Fellow, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Rear. Admiral (Ret.), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force

Being Born in Bisei-cho (Beautiful Star town), Okayama. He joined the JMSDF after graduating from the National Defense Academy in 1988 and the High Level Mine Warfare School and the Naval War College. Additionally, he received a Master’s Degree of Arts (Social Management Science) at the Open University of Japan in 2021. He is a security expert specializing in military strategy, operational mobility, tactics, national defense studies, and Japanese security policy.

After qualifying as a surface warfare officer, he carried out duties on JS Shimayuki (DD133), as navigation officer on JS Asagiri (DD151). Over the course of five overseas deployments, he commanded the minesweeper ship JS Hikoshima (MSC 669), Minesweeper Division 46 and 51, and also commanded the Deploy Task Force as chief-of-staff for Commander, Mine Warfare and Amphibious Warfare Force. He completed five tours in the Maritime Staff Office, Chief of Training Section, where he was responsible for defense planning, public affairs, personnel planning, manager of honors. He assumed the post of chairman and professor of the National Defense Academy of Japan, and retired from the JMSDF in December 2020 (Rear Admiral JMSDF (Ret.)). He assumed the position of Senior Research Fellow in the Sasakawa Peace Foundation in October 2021.