Asia Society Policy Salon Tokyo | Breakfast Vice Admiral (Rtr’d) Umio OtsukaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
China’s One Belt One Road and Its Implication to the Security of Indo-Pacific
After 40 years of service, Admiral Otsuka officially retired in December completing his assignment as Director General of Defense Intelligence Headquarters. He has now taken up the post as Distinguished Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute.
Following the theme from the Policy Conference last October, Admiral Otsuka’s discussion is titled, “China’s One Belt One Road and Its Implication to the Security of Indo-Pacific”. It is a unique opportunity to understand firsthand what the Japanese Self Defense Force is up against in the region from his various tours & duties.
Vice Admiral (Rtr’d) Umio Otsuka BIO
OTSUKA Umio served in the Self Defense Forces for over 40 years since joining the National Defense Academy in 1979.
Adm Otsuka’s command tours include commanders of destroyers and Training Squadron, as well as Chief of Staff of the Self Defense Fleet. His shore duties include Alliance Management, Naval Diplomacy, Education and Intelligence. He was Japanese Senior National Representative to the U.S. Central Command in Tampa, FL, 2002-2003. While he was President of Maritime Command and Staff College, he established the Institute for Future Warfare Studies. His Intelligence tours include Director General of C4I, and retired on December 20, 2019, as Director General of Defense Intelligence Headquarters.
He graduated from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in 1997 with Master in International Public Policy. He is currently the Distinguished Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute.
Kabayama/ Matsumoto Room
International House of Japan