• Odawara Historical Walking Tour

    In-person Event - Odawara

    21 November 2021 at 1200-1630 (JST)

    VADM Fumio Ota will discuss five reasons why a Taiwan Crisis is Japan’s Crisis and will share his recommendations for our the US-Japan Alliance can deter China from creating such a crisis. These recommendations will hinge on missiles. The U.S. will provide these missiles via its Pacific Deterrence Initiative while Japan has been developing cruise missiles domestically such as Type 12 SSM and ASM-3 which will be given extended range and modified for launch from ships aircraft.


    Vice Admiral Ota was born in Tokyo in 1948. He graduated from the Japan National
    Defense Academy in 1970. In the year 1993-4, he received a Master's Degree in National
    Resource Strategy from the US Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and also a Master's
    Degree in International Public Policy at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
    at Johns Hopkins University. In 2003 he was awarded his PhD at SAIS in International
    Relations. He served at sea for almost ten years, including command of the destroyer JDS
    Yugumo, and was twice destroyer division commander. Ashore, he was assigned as an
    exchange instructor to the US Naval Academy, 1980-82. In 1992, during his assignment, as
    a fellow at the National Institute for Defense Studies, he was a visiting fellow at the Center
    for International Security and Arms Control at Stanford University. From 1996-99, he served
    as Defense and Naval Attaché at the Embassy of Japan, Washington DC. From 1999 to
    2001 Vice Admiral Ota was Director J4 (Logistics), Joint Staff Office, Japan National
    Defense Agency, during which time he received two legions of merit. Following a brief
    assignment in 2001 as President of the Joint Staff College, he was promoted to Director of
    the Defense Intelligence Headquarters until his retirement in 2005.


    YCAPS is a non-profit organization recognized by the governments of Japan and the United States and operating with the approval of COMFLEACT Yokosuka. JUMP is the Japan-US Military Program. You can learn more about JUMP via their website.

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