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December 17, 2017

[SSJ: 10057] How Japan Should Answer the DPRK Threat: An Admiral's Assessment, 17 Jan, YCAPS Seminar

From: John F Bradford
Date: 2017/12/17

SSJ Friends,

The Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies is pleased to invite you to the first YCAPS-JUMP seminar of 2018. Vice Admiral Fumio Ota will address the topic of, "How Japan Should Answer the DPRK Threat. Details below. Co-sponsored by TUJ-ICAS.

Warm regards, John Bradford, CAPS President

How Japan Should Answer the DPRK Threat: An Admiral's Assessment

Date: Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018

Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. (casual reception 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)

Venue: Sogo Fukushi Kaikan Hall

〒238-0041 2-1, Honcho, Yokosuka-shi

神奈川横須賀市本町2−1 (Google Map)

Speaker: VADM Fumio Ota, Phd (JSMDF, retired)

Admission: Free. Open to the public.

Language: English

Co-Sponsors: Japan–US Military Program, Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies

RSVP: info@ycaps.org

* If you RSVP you are automatically registered. If possible, we ask you to RSVP but we always welcome participants even you do not RSVP.

North Korea poses an increasingly complex security challenge for Japan, its neighbors, and its American allies. In response, the Japanese defense posture has been evolving. However, VADM Fumio Ota (JSMDF, retired) will explain why he believes that evolution is not fast enough and does not include all of the correct elements. He will then outline his thoughts on the best policies and strategic actions for the government of Japan to initiate.

Start the evening by anytime during the 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM reception that will feature a light meal, drinks, and excellent conversation. Find seats at 6:30 PM for this YCAPS-JUMP Seminar co-hosted by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies


While active in the JMSDF, Vice Admiral Ota served at sea for almost ten years, including duty in command of the destroyer JDS Yugumo and twice as a destroyer division commander. Ashore, his assignments include tours as Director of the Defense Intelligence Headquarters; President of the Joint Staff College; Director J4 (Logistics), Joint Staff Office; Defense and Naval Attaché at the Embassy of Japan, Washington DC; Fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies; Visiting fellow at the Center for International Security and Arms Control at Stanford University; and exchange instructor at the US Naval Academy. VADM Ota holds a PhD from Johns Hopkins University, a Masters in International Public Policy from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University, a Masters in National Resource Strategy from the US Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and a Bachelors Degree from the Japan Defense Academy in Yokosuka.

Visit YCAPS.org for more information.

Approved by ssjmod at December 17, 2017 03:34 PM