• The Life and Times of Heihachiro Togo

    YCAPS-SPF Community Conversation (In-Person)

    14 November 2022 – 18:30-20:15 (Japan)


    YCAPS & the Sasakawa Peace Foundation are pleased to announce the next event in the Community Conversations seminar series focused on the Sasebo Community! This event will feature Mr. Hiroshige Togo, a JMSDF veteran and grandson of Admiral Heihachiro Togo who will present on the life and times of Admiral Heihachiro Togo.


    Mr. Togo will look at Admiral Togo's childhood education in Satsuma, the Admiral's experiences in the Boshin War, and give his family perspective on one of the most celebrated Japanese figures in modern history, painting a picture of what Japanese society was like from the end of the Edo period and into the Showa era.



    • 18:30-19:00 Welcome Reception (food & drinks)
    • 19:00-20:15 Seminar and Q&A




    6-1 Tokiwacho, Sasebo, Nagasaki 857-0053

    〒857-0053 長崎県佐世保市常盤町6−1


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    *IMPORTANT* This event will be an In-Person Seminar. Please note that during the seminar, all attendees, presenters and staff are required to wear a face mask due to health and safety policies. *During the socializing time before the lecture begins, masks may be removed while eating and drinking but we request that when you are not eating and drinking, please keep your face mask on. Additionally please refrain from attending if you have Flu-like symptoms. All attendees will be asked to sign in for the purposes of contact tracing. Thank you for keeping this event safe for everyone.



    Hiroshige Togo was born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1959. He graduated from the Graduate National Defense Academy in 1983. Mr. Togo served in the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force as a Surface Ship Officer and C4ISR from 1984 to 2016. He then worked for Tanaka precious metals from 2016-2020 and is currently a sailor on the route of life.


    Format: This event will be off-the-record.

    Registration: None required
    Moderators: Jenna Lindeke Heavenrich & Ed Thompson

    Co-Sponsor: Sasakawa Peace Foundation
    Seminar Cost: Free of charge

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