Friday, February 20, 2009

Talk by Lt. General Yamaguchi

Noboru Yamaguchi, Retired Lieutenant General, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, will give a talk "US-Japan Defense Cooperation under Obama" on Monday, February 23, 2009, from 7-9 p.m. in Riddick Hall (2410 Stinson Dr.) Room 321.

Yamaguchi is a graduate from the National Defense Academy and was commissioned as a second lieutenant of army aviation in 1975. He received his MA at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, in 1988 and was a National Security Fellow at John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University in 1991-1992. After serving as senior defense attaché at the Japanese Embassy in the United States from 1999 to 2001, he has held positions as Deputy Commandant of the JGSDF Aviation School, Director for Research of the GRDC, and Vice President of the National Institute for Defense Studies.

He has written several articles in regards to Japanese military and security affairs. These include "US Defense Transformation and Japan's Defense Policy," "The U.S.-Japan Security Relationship in Transition," "Soldiers, Civilians, and Scholars: Making Sense of the Relationship Between Civil-Military Relations and Foreign Policy," and "The Future of the U.S.- Japan Security Relationship."