• A Taiwan Crisis is Japan’s Crisis: How the Alliance Must Respond

    1830-2000 - 24 January 2022 YCAPS Community Conversation

    VADM Fumio Ota will discuss five reasons why a Taiwan Crisis is Japan’s Crisis and will share his recommendations for how 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.


    This event was previously announced as being in-person, but will be virtual in response to the evolving pandemic.


    To join please use this link to register with Zoom.
    You will need the link and passcode provided in the confirmation email.


    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 Masters Degree in National Resource Strategy from the US Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and also a Masters 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.


    Cost: Free of Charge. YCAPS and its partners at JUMP will offset the cost of any admissions and dinner.

    Moderator: Eric Carter

    YCAPS is a non-profit organization recognized by the governments of Japan and the United States and operating with the approval of COMFLEACT Yokosuka.

    Co-sponsors: Japan-US Military Program (JUMP) and Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS).

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