• The Role of the Japan Coast Guard in Armed Conflicts

    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation Series - 4 October, 18:15 (Fussa)

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    YCAPS and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are delighted to announce our next event of the Community Conversations seminar series in Fussa. This event will feature Capt. Kentaro Furuya, who will present on the role of the Japan Coast Guard in armed conflicts.


    During this session, Capt. Furuya will provide a comprehensive overview of the Japan Coast Guard Control Guideline, recently formulated in April. Furthermore, he will delve into the emerging challenges that the Government of Japan presently confronts in this realm.


    All are welcome. Refreshments will be provided.


    Registration is optional (but helpful) via this form.




    • 18:15-19:00 - Welcome reception with refreshments. Feel free to show up at anytime during the reception.
    • 19:00-20:15 - Seminar and Q&A
    • 20:15-20:45 - Optional casual networking and chatting/wrap up



    Fussa Shimin Kaiken (Fussa Citizen's Hall)

    2f 〒197-0011 Tokyo, Fussa, 2455−2455 福生市民会館


    Google Maps: Here 





    Captain Kentaro Furuya (JCG) holds the positions of adjunct professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), visiting professor at Keio University, and professor at the Japan Coast Guard Academy. He earned his first master’s degree from the World Maritime University (MSc) and a subsequent master's degree with Distinction from the University of Greenwich (MA). His career as a Coast Guard officer has been marked by a steadfast commitment to maritime safety and security operations at sea alongside active involvement in policy formulation onshore. He also assumed the role of a member of the Japanese delegation to the International Maritime Organization. In his current capacity, he serves as a faculty member of the Maritime Safety and Security Policy Program, a collaborative endeavor jointly administered by GRIPS and the Japan Coast Guard (JCG). This program equips students with the expertise, analytical acumen, and communication proficiencies pertinent to their respective roles. Captain Furuya's instructional purview encompasses the law of the sea, maritime security, and coast guard policies.


    Event Cost: Free of charge

    Registration: Optional but helpful via this link

    Format: This event will be off-the-record

    Co-Sponsor: Sasakawa Peace Foundation

    Moderator: Jeff Mazziotta