Announcement (Recent Activities)

Announcement (Recent Activities)

2025

Attendance at the NATO Conference of Commandants

From May 7 to 12, NIDS delegation, including President ISHIKAWA, Colonel ISHIWATA and Ms. AIZAWA, visited the U.S. (Washington DC) to participate in the 53th NATO Conference of Commandants (NATO CoC). Our participation in the NATO CoC contributed to strengthening our partnership with national defense universities of NATO member states and partners and to sharing the ideas of how the military education should be in the context of the security challenges.

Attendance at the NATO Conference of Commandants Attendance at the NATO Conference of Commandants

2024

Talks with the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

On April 16, NIDS received a visit by Mr. CHOI Shing Kwok, Director and Chief Executive Officer of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute, and exchanged views on the security environment in Southeast Asia.

Talks with the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute Talks with the Director and Chief Executive Officer of the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Talks with H. E. Ms. Kristin IGLUM, Ambassador of Norway to Japan

On April 15, Pres. ISHIKAWA received a visit by H. E. Ms. Kristin IGLUM, Ambassador of Norway to Japan.

Talks with H. E. Ms. Kristin IGLUM, Ambassador of Norway to Japan Talks with H. E. Ms. Kristin IGLUM, Ambassador of Norway to Japan

Attendance at Baltic Military Conference 2024

From March 21 to March 22, Vice President MG ADACHI joined the panel discussion on the topic of " the lessons learned from Russia-Ukraine War " at " Baltic Military Conference 2024 " held by Lithuanian Ministry of National Defense and Lithuanian Military Academy.

Attendance at Baltic Military Conference 2024 Attendance at Baltic Military Conference 2024

Briefing to the Delegation of the National Defence College, Royal Thai Armed Forces

On March 11, NIDS provided a briefing on Japan's Deterrence Strategies to the delegation of the National Defence College, Royal Thai Armed Forces and actively exchange views.

Briefing to the Delegation of the National Defence College, Royal Thai Armed Forces Briefing to the Delegation of the National Defence College, Royal Thai Armed Forces

Lecture and discussion at APCSS

From February 29 to March 9, Vice President MG ADACHI visited the U.S. (Honolulu) to give a lecture to the participants of Comprehensive Security Cooperation Course(CSC) . He had a discussion with them on " Cyber Influence Operations " and " cyber security of Japan " at Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS).
He contributed to the education and strengthening of the security cooperation between Japan and the U.S.

Lecture and discussion at APCSS Lecture and discussion at APCSS

Lecture to Brazilian Armed Forces

On March 4, Vice President MG ADACHI gave a lecture online on " Evolution in Cognitive Warfare" at the " Cognitive Warfare Seminar " held by the National Defense College of Brazil.

Lecture to Brazilian Armed Forces Lecture to Brazilian Armed Forces

Round-Table Discussion with the Delegation of the UAE National Defence College

On March 4, NIDS held a discussion with the delegation of the UAE National Defence College about Japan's defense strategies and policies as well as security issues.

Round-Table Discussion with the Delegation of the UAE National Defence College Round-Table Discussion with the Delegation of the UAE National Defence College

Round-Table Discussion with U.S. Air War College Students

On March 1, Pres. ISHIKAWA received a visit of H.E. Mr. Jan LIPAVSKÝ, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic.

Round-Table Discussion with U.S. Air War College Students Round-Table Discussion with U.S. Air War College Students

Talks with H.E. Mr. Jan LIPAVSKÝ, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

On February 28, NIDS held a round-table discussion with U.S. Air War College students about the security environment around Japan and cognitive warfare.

Talks with H.E. Mr. Jan LIPAVSKÝ, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Talks with H.E. Mr. Jan LIPAVSKÝ, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Talks with H. E. Mr. Martin KLUČAR, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Japan

On February 19, Pres. ISHIKAWA received a visit of H. E. Mr. Martin KLUČAR, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Japan.

Talks with H. E. Mr. Martin KLUČAR, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Japan Talks with H. E. Mr. Martin KLUČAR, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Japan

Talks with U.S. military program Capstone fellows

On February 16, NIDS held talks on the security environment around Japan with U.S. military program Capstone fellows.

Talks with U.S. military program Capstone fellows Talks with U.S. military program Capstone fellows

Attendance at the “Whole of Society Approach to National Cybersecurity” seminar

On February 8, Vice President MG ADACHI participated as a panelist in the “Whole of Society Approach to National Cybersecurity” seminar at the British Embassy Tokyo, on the occasion of the visit of Ms. Lindy Cameron, Chief Executive Officer of the UK National Cyber Security Centre.
At the session “Russia-Ukraine Cyber Conflict and implications for the Indo-Pacific”, MG presented the current situation of cyber resilience, both in Japan and in the region.

Attendance at the “Whole of Society Approach to National Cybersecurity” seminar Attendance at the “Whole of Society Approach to National Cybersecurity” seminar

ASEAN WORKSHOP 2024

Delighted to hold the ASEAN Workshop 2024 with five leading scholars from the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore and Australia on January 30-31, 2024. The event explored regional perspectives on great-power rivalry and the role of alliance cooperation.

ASEAN WORKSHOP 2024 ASEAN WORKSHOP 2024

Defense research exchange with security institutes in Europe

From 22 to 27 January, Prof. Iida and Mr. Tanaka visited the United Kingdom.
During their visit to security research institutions including Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), King’s College London, Council on Geostrategy and others, they exchanged views on security issues in Europe and the Indo-Pacific, and strengthened mutual understanding and expanded their human network.

Defense research exchange with security institutes in Europe Defense research exchange with security institutes in Europe

Talks with Maj Gen Andrew ROE, Chief Executive and Commandant Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

On January 25, Pres. ISHIKAWA received a visit of Maj Gen Andrew ROE, Chief Executive and Commandant Defence Academy of the United Kingdom.

Talks with Maj Gen Andrew ROE, Chief Executive and Commandant Defence Academy of the United Kingdom Talks with Maj Gen Andrew ROE, Chief Executive and Commandant Defence Academy of the United Kingdom

Talks with H. E. Mr. Jurij Rifelj, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Japan

On January 25, Pres. ISHIKAWA received a visit of H. E. Mr. Jurij Rifelj, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Japan.

Talks with H. E. Mr. Jurij Rifelj, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Japan Talks with H. E. Mr. Jurij Rifelj, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Japan

Talks with MG NGUYEN DUC LOI, Director of the Military Science Academy (MSA), Vietnam

On January 22, NIDS held talks with MG NGUYEN DUC LOI, Director of the Military Science Academy (MSA), Vietnam.

Talks with MG NGUYEN DUC LOI, Director of the Military Science Academy (MSA), Vietnam Talks with MG NGUYEN DUC LOI, Director of the Military Science Academy (MSA), Vietnam

Mr. Oguma gave the lecture about Japan’s Security Policy at International Christian University.

On January 11, Mr. Oguma gave the lecture titled “Pacifism Redefined? Japan’s Security Policy in the Era of Strategic Competition” at International Christian University (ICU). This lecture was held as part of NIDS outreach projects and also supported by the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI) of ICU.

Mr. Oguma gave the lecture about Japan’s Security Policy at International Christian University. Mr. Oguma gave the lecture about Japan’s Security Policy at International Christian University.

Talks with Colonel General Mykhailo KOVAL, Commandant of the National Defence University of Ukraine

From January 9 to 10, NIDS received a visit of Colonel General Mykhailo KOVAL, Commandant of the National Defence University of Ukraine, and received lectures on the current situation in Ukraine from lecturers at the University.

Talks with Colonel General Mykhailo KOVAL, Commandant of the National Defence University of Ukraine Talks with Colonel General Mykhailo KOVAL, Commandant of the National Defence University of Ukraineo

Seminar at International Christianity University (ICU) in Tokyo

NIDS holds an open seminar, “Pacifism Redefined? Japan’s Security Policy in the Era of Strategic Competition,” on Thursday, January 11, 2024. For joining this event, please contact to the ICU Social Science Research Institute. Note: The views expressed at this seminar do not necessarily represent the official position of the Government of Japan, the Ministry of Defense or the NIDS.

Seminar at International Christianity University (ICU) in Tokyo

2023

Talks with Mr. Son Bugeun, Minister of the Embassy of the ROK in Japan

On December 21, Pres. ISHIKAWA received a visit of Mr. Son Bugeun, Minister of the Embassy of the ROK in Japan.

Talks with Mr. Son Bugeun, Minister of the Embassy of the ROK in Japan Talks with Mr. Son Bugeun, Minister of the Embassy of the ROK in Japan

Attendance at International Cyber Defense Conference “CYDEF2023”

November 30, Vice President MG ADACHI participated as a panelist in the Day2 “The cyber and hybrid aspects of cognitive superiority” session, at CYDEF2023 in Tokyo.
The main theme of this year's CYDEF2023 was "International Order and Active Cyber Defense - How Active Cyber Defense Can Shape International Order”.

Attendance at International Cyber Defense Conference “CYDEF2023” Attendance at International Cyber Defense Conference “CYDEF2023”

NIDS Delegation to the Republic of Korea and Mongolia (Seoul, Chungcheongnam-do Province and Ulaanbaatar)

From December 11 to 15, President Ishikawa and Prof. Koike visited defense universities and thinktanks in the Republic of Korea and Mongolia.
During their visit, President Ishikawa briefed the experts on Japan’s new security and defense strategy. They exchanged views on the regional strategic environment based on the brief, and strengthened mutual understanding and expanded their human network as well.

NIDS Delegation to the Republic of Korea and Mongolia (Seoul, Chungcheongnam-do Province and Ulaanbaatar) NIDS Delegation to the Republic of Korea and Mongolia (Seoul, Chungcheongnam-do Province and Ulaanbaatar)

Prof. Yamazoe gave the lecture about Defense policy and Russia at Aoyama Gakuin University.

On December 15, Prof. Yamazoe gave the lecture about Defense policy and Russia at Aoyama Gakuin University. This lecture was held as part of NIDS outreach projects.

Prof. Yamazoe gave the lecture about Defense policy and Russia at Aoyama Gakuin University. Prof. Yamazoe gave the lecture about Defense policy and Russia at Aoyama Gakuin University.

Attendance at the " Brazilian Navy Day " (at Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo)

On December 14th, Vice President MG Adachi participated in the " Brazilian Navy Day " ceremony, which was held at the Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo.
On the occasion of the ceremony, he was awarded " the Order of Naval Merit " for his contribution to strengthening exchanges between Japan Self-Defense Forces and Brazilian Armed Forces.

Attendance at the " Brazilian Navy Day " (at Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo) Attendance at the " Brazilian Navy Day " (at Embassy of Brazil in Tokyo)

Talks with GEN Anil CHAUHAN, Chief of Defence Staff, India

On December 13, NIDS held talks with GEN Anil CHAUHAN, Chief of Defence Staff, India.

Talks with GEN Anil CHAUHAN, Chief of Defence Staff, India Talks with GEN Anil CHAUHAN, Chief of Defence Staff, India

Talks with Mr. Bernard SIMAN, O.B.E., Senior Associate Fellow of the EGMONT - the Royal Institute for International Relations

On December 1, NIDS held talks on “cognitive warfare” and the situation in the Middle East with Mr. Bernard SIMAN, O.B.E., Senior Associate Fellow of the EGMONT - the Royal Institute for International Relations.

Talks with Mr. Bernard SIMAN, O.B.E., Senior Associate Fellow of the EGMONT - the Royal Institute for International Relations Talks with Mr. Bernard SIMAN, O.B.E., Senior Associate Fellow of the EGMONT - the Royal Institute for International Relations

Talks with Col Josef Schroefl, Deputy Director, CoI on Strategy and Defense, Head of the Cyber-Workstrand of The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE)

On December 1, NIDS held talks on “cognitive warfare” with Col Josef Schroefl, Deputy Director, CoI on Strategy and Defense, Head of the Cyber-Workstrand of Hybrid CoE.

Talks with Col Josef Schroefl, Deputy Director, CoI on Strategy and Defense, Head of the Cyber-Workstrand of The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) Talks with Col Josef Schroefl, Deputy Director, CoI on Strategy and Defense, Head of the Cyber-Workstrand of The European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE)

Defense research exchange with security institutes in Indo-Pacific Islands

From November 28 to December 1, Prof. Eifuku and Prof. Yatsuzuka visited Fiji.
During their visit to the military agencies and universities, they collected useful information and built human network. In addition to that, by enhancing Fiji's understanding on Japan's national security policies, they strengthened relationships with Pacific Islands, which has contributed to realizing the “Free and Open Indo-Pacific(FOIP)” vision.

Defense research exchange with security institutes in Indo-Pacific Islands Defense research exchange with security institutes in Indo-Pacific Islands

Talks with COL Mietta Groeneveld, Director of the NATO Command and Control Centre of Excellence (C2COE)

On November 28, NIDS held talks on command and control in Multi-Domain Operations with COL Mietta Groeneveld, Director of the NATO Command and Control Centre of Excellence.

Talks with COL Mietta Groeneveld, Director of the NATO Command and Control Centre of Excellence (C2COE) Talks with COL Mietta Groeneveld, Director of the NATO Command and Control Centre of Excellence (C2COE)

Joint Japanese German Military History and Security Studies Program 2023

On 20-24 November, Col. Dr. Kobashi and Dr. Ito from the Center for Military History of NIDS visited the Bundeswehr Centre of Military History and Social Sciences (ZMSBw) in Potsdam, Germany. They participated in the 6th bilateral cooperation program entitled “Shaping and Maintaining World Order in Contested Times Perspectives from the Cold War and Beyond”. Theprogram was held face-to-face for the first time in 4 years, with active and meaningful discussions.
ZMSBw also guided NIDS delegation to visit the Military History Museum of the German Armed Forces in Dresden and the Political Archive of the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, and to deepen understandings of the German military history. The program gave an opportunity to contribute to the further development of cooperation between the two institutes.

Joint Japanese German Military History and Security Studies Program 2023 Joint Japanese German Military History and Security Studies Program 2023 Joint Japanese German Military History and Security Studies Program 2023 Joint Japanese German Military History and Security Studies Program 2023

Defense research exchange in the Middle East

From November 18 to November 23, COL. Ikegami, Prof. Nishino and Prof. Yoshida visited Qatar.
During their visit to the Joaan Bin Jassim Academy for Defence Studies, other military and government agencies, and research institutes, they exchanged views on the regional strategic environment, and strengthened mutual understanding and expanded their human network.

Defense research exchange in the Middle East Defense research exchange in the Middle East

Concept Meeting on Future Trends in the Indo-Pacific

On November 15, NIDS hosted the 2nd meeting on “Future Trends in the Indo-Pacific,” in partnership with CSDS at the VUB’s Brussels School of Governance, Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), and CERI at Sciences-Po Paris. This is part of a NATO Science for Peace and Security (SPS) project. Key speakers included NIDS President Takeshi Ishikawa, David van Weel, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, Brig. Gen. George B. Rowell IV, USFJ Deputy Commander and Professor Masayuki Masuda, Head of NIDS Asia & Africa Division.

Concept Meeting on Future Trends in the Indo-Pacific Concept Meeting on Future Trends in the Indo-Pacific

Joint Panel Discussion with Keio Univ. was held

November 14, NIDS held panel discussion titled “War in Ukraine and the future of Sino-Russian relations” at the Shonan Fujisawa Campus with the Department of Policy Management, Keio University.
During the event, Prof. Kamo, Prof. Hirose, Prof. Iida, and Prof. Yamazoe made presentations and had a lively discussion with the students.

Joint Panel Discussion with Keio Univ. was held Joint Panel Discussion with Keio Univ. was held

Courtesy Call from the Turkish Military Attaché in Tokyo

On November 2, Vice Pres. MG ADACHI received a courtesy call from Captain Habib Izzet ZORLUOGLU, Military Attaché at Tokyo Turkish Embassy and Captain Saldıray TÜRKKAN, soon to be the next Military Attaché at Tokyo Turkish Embassy.

Courtesy Call from the Turkish Military Attaché in Tokyo Courtesy Call from the Turkish Military Attaché in Tokyo

Briefing on cognitive warfare to the National Defence members in Canada

On October 30, Vice President MG ADACHI delivered a briefing to the members belonging to Strategic Assessment of the Department of National Defence in Canada. The theme was " insights on cognitive warfare, its implications from a Japanese perspective, and Japan’s strategies of response. " From their positive attitude and questions based on their profound understanding, it was confirmed how important congnitive war is and how significant this briefing was.

Briefing on cognitive warfare to the National Defence members in Canada Briefing on cognitive warfare to the National Defence members in Canada

Talks with Mr. Stephen Covington, Strategic and International Affairs Advisor of NATO SHAPE

On October 25, NIDS held talks with Mr. Stephen Covington, Strategic and International Affairs Advisor of NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE).

Talks with Mr. Stephen Covington, Strategic and International Affairs Advisor of NATO SHAPE Talks with Mr. Stephen Covington, Strategic and International Affairs Advisor of NATO SHAPE

Talks with Dr. Andrew OROS, Professor of Washington College

On October 17, NIDS held talks with Dr. Andrew OROS, Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College.

Talks with Dr. Andrew OROS, Professor of Washington College Talks with Dr. Andrew OROS, Professor of Washington College

Defense Research Exchange with Dr. Andrew Dorman, Professor – Defence Studies Department, King’s College London

On October 4, NIDS invited Dr. Andrew Dorman, Professor – Defence Studies Department, King’s College London, to hold a workshop.
At the workshop, they actively exchanged views on UK security policy in European Defence, UK and European Indo-Pacific policy, and Japanese-European security cooperation.

Defense Research Exchange with Dr. Andrew Dorman, Professor – Defence Studies Department, King’s College London

Participation in the Cyber Power Symposium on Hybrid Conflict / Warfare

On October 2, NIDS delegation, including Vice President MG ADACHI and COL ROKUTAN visited Finland (Helsinki) to participate in the Cyber Power Symposium on Hybrid Conflict / Warfare, which was hosted by Hybrid CoE. At the symposium, the participants engaged in meaningful exchange of views on " the cyber and hybrid aspects of cognitive warfare / superiority ".

Participation in the Cyber Power Symposium on Hybrid Conflict / Warfare Participation in the Cyber Power Symposium on Hybrid Conflict / Warfare

Courtesy Call from the Swiss Defence Attaché to Beijing

On September 27, Vice Pres. MG ADACHI received a courtesy call from Colonel Christoph Peter Buschor, Swiss Defence Attaché to Beijing, who is accredited to Japan.

Courtesy Call from the Swiss Defence Attaché to Beijing

Meeting with the delegation of the National Defence College, Bangladesh

On September 25, NIDS held a meeting with the delegation of the National Defence College, Bangladesh (NDC), headed by Maj Gen (Retd) Md Rashed Amin.
Vice Pres. MG ADACHI, Prof. IZUYAMA, Dr. SHOJI and Dr. EIFUKU attended the meeting and discussed regional security issues including the South China Sea with the delegation.

Meeting with the delegation of the National Defence College, Bangladesh Meeting with the delegation of the National Defence College, Bangladesh

Attendance at the Conference held by ASPI

From September 13 to 16, President Ishikawa and Dr. Tsukamoto visited Austraria (Canberra) to participate in the conference hosted by ASPI. At the conference, they shared the view on cooperation with Australia and Indo-Pacific countries and exchanged views on national security issues with other participants.
Also, they discussed as to ways to further strethen cooperation between NIDS and defense-related think-tanks and educational institutions in Austraria.

Attendance at the Conference held by ASPI

Attendance at the Hongneung Defense Forum (in South Korea)

From September 12 to 16, Prof. Iida, Dr. Yamaguchi, Prof. Asami and Prof. Motoyama visited South Korea to participate in the Hongneung Defense Forum 2023.
During their visit, the current and future issues on the Indo-Pacific security were discussed.

Attendance at the Hongneung Defense Forum (in South Korea)

Courtesy Call from the Defense Attaché, Embassy of Mongolia in Japand

On September 6, Vice Pres. MG ADACHI received a courtesy call from Colonel TUMURKHUYAG Sanjmyatav, Defense Attaché, Embassy of Mongolia in Japan.

Courtesy Call from the Defense Attaché, Embassy of Mongolia in Japand

Talks with the Commander of UK Strategic Command

On August 31, Pres. ISHIKAWA received a visit of General Sir James HOCKENHULL, Commander of UK Strategic Command.
They reaffirmed the importance of further promoting academic/research exchange between NIDS and relevant institutions in the UK.

Talks with the Commander of UK Strategic Command Talks with the Commander of UK Strategic Command

Courtesy Call from the Indian Defence Attaché to Japan

On August 17, Vice Pres. MG ADACHI received a courtesy call from Captain Majeesh MATHEW, the Indian Defence Attaché to Japan.

Courtesy Call from the Indian Defence Attaché to Japan Courtesy Call from the Indian Defence Attaché to Japan

Attendance at the rehearsal in Canada for " CYBER DEFENSE COOPERATION (CDC) WORKSHOP "

From August 20 to August 26, Vice President MG ADACHI visited Canada (Ottawa) to participate in the rehearsal for CDC WORKSHOP. CDC WORKSHOP is the Japan-U.S.-Canada joint cyber defense exercise, which will be conducted in Tokyo in September.
Participants mainly shared a flow of the exercise and the technique to be an effective facilitator during the rehearsal. Additionally, a tour for Canadian Cyber Forces and its facilities was conducted in order to moderate the workshop smoothly.

Courtesy Call from the Indian Defence Attaché to Japan Courtesy Call from the Indian Defence Attaché to Japan

Courtesy Call from the Indian Defence Attaché to Japan

On August 17, Vice Pres. MG ADACHI received a courtesy call from Captain Majeesh MATHEW, the Indian Defence Attaché to Japan.

Courtesy Call from the Indian Defence Attaché to Japan Courtesy Call from the Indian Defence Attaché to Japan

Courtesy Call from the Australian Defence Attaché to Japan

On August 17, Pres. ISHIKAWA received a courtesy call from Captain Joshua WILKINSON, the Australian Defence Attaché to Japan.

Courtesy Call from the Australian Defence Attaché to Japan Courtesy Call from the Australian Defence Attaché to Japan

Defense Research Exchange with Australian Strategic Policy Institute(ASPI)

On August 8, NIDS invited Dr. Alex Bristow, Deputy Director - Strategic Policy, Defence, Strategy and National Security Program, ASPI and Ms. Lucy Albiston, Pacific Analyst, Defence, Strategy and National Security Program, ASPI, to held a workshop.
At the workshop, they actively exchanged views on the security cooperation between Japan and Australia.

Defense Research Exchange with Australian Strategic Policy Institute(ASPI) Defense Research Exchange with Australian Strategic Policy Institute(ASPI)

Attendance at the ARF HDUCIM

From July 30 to August 4, NIDS delegation, including Vice President MG ADACHI, COL IKEGAMI, and Ms. ASAMI, visited Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) to participate in the 25th ASEAN Regional Forum Heads of Defence Universities, Colleges and Institutions Meeting(ARF HDUCIM). Considering the regional situation and emerging security challenges, we discussed defense education diplomacy for sustainable peace and security.

Attendance at the ARF HDUCIM Attendance at the ARF HDUCIM

Courtesy Call from the Israeli Defense Attaché to Japan

On July 28, Vice Pres. MG ADACHI received a courtesy call from Mr. Alon YEHOSHUA, Israeli Defense Attaché to Japan and Adv. Omer BAVLI, soon to be the next Israeli Defense Attaché to Japan.

Courtesy Call from the Israeli Defense Attaché to Japan

Courtesy Call from the German Defense Attaché to Japan

On August 7, Pres. ISHIKAWA received a courtesy call from Colonel Karsten Kiesewetter, German Defense Attaché to Japan and Colonel Ralf Persicke, soon to be the next German Defense Attaché to Japan.

Courtesy Call from the German Defense Attaché to Japan Courtesy Call from the German Defense Attaché to Japan

Courtesy Call from the Israeli Defense Attaché to Japan

On July 28, Vice Pres. MG ADACHI received a courtesy call from Mr. Alon YEHOSHUA, Israeli Defense Attaché to Japan and Adv. Omer BAVLI, soon to be the next Israeli Defense Attaché to Japan.

Courtesy Call from the Israeli Defense Attaché to Japan

Courtesy Call from the Polish Defence Attaché to Japan

On July 27, Vice Pres. MG ADACHI received a courtesy call from Colonel Wojciech KALISZCZAK, Polish Defence Attaché to Japan and Colonel Maciej REMKOWSKI, soon to be the next Polish Defence Attaché to Japan.

Courtesy Call from the Polish Defence Attaché to Japan Courtesy Call from the Polish Defence Attaché to Japan

Courtesy Call from the Finnish Defence Attaché to Japan

On July 26, Pres. ISHIKAWA received a courtesy call from Colonel Kimmo TARVAINEN, Finnish Defence Attaché to Japan and Captain Jan ENGSTRÖM, soon to be the next Finnish Defence Attaché to Japan.

Courtesy Call from the Finnish Defence Attaché to Japan Courtesy Call from the Finnish Defence Attaché to Japan

Courtesy Call from the Defence Adviser to Japan, at Embassy of Lithuania in Tokyo.

On July 18, Vice Pres. MG ADACHI received a courtesy call from MARGIRIS ABUKEVIČIUS, the Defence Adviser to Japan, at Embassy of Lithuania in Tokyo. They discussed views on international security and research exchanges with NIDS.

Courtesy Call from the Defence Adviser to Japan, at Embassy of Lithuania in Tokyo. Courtesy Call from the Defence Adviser to Japan, at Embassy of Lithuania in Tokyo.

Courtesy Call from the Australian Defence Attaché to Japan

On July 13, Vice Pres. MG ADACHI received a courtesy call from GPCAPT Sonja Halloran, the outgoing Australian Defence Attaché to Japan. GPCAPT Halloran is a graduate of the 61st Regular Course at NIDS.

Courtesy Call from the Australian Defence Attaché to Japan Courtesy Call from the Australian Defence Attaché to Japan

Discussion with the delegation of the Saudi Armed Forces Command and Staff College

On July 4, NIDS held a discussion with the delegation of the Saudi Armed Forces Command and Staff College (CSC), headed by Brigadier General Abdulaziz Saad Aldebais.
Vice Pres. MG ADACHI, Prof. NISHINO and Prof. YOSHIDA attended the meeting and discussed their views on “the Maritime Security Challenges in East Asia” with the delegation.

Discussion with the delegation of the Saudi Armed Forces Command and Staff College Discussion with the delegation of the Saudi Armed Forces Command and Staff College

Courtesy Call from China’s Army Attaché and Deputy Defense Attachés to Japan

On July 5, Vice Pres. MG ADACHI received a courtesy call from Senior Colonel Ke Hui, China’s Army Attaché to Japan, Senior Colonel Jiang Fan and Senior Colonel Li Yaowei, Deputy Defense Attachés. They discussed views on academic exchanges with NIDS.

Courtesy Call from China’s Army Attaché and Deputy Defense Attachés to Japan Courtesy Call from China’s Army Attaché and Deputy Defense Attachés to Japan

Courtesy Call from the United States Defense Attaché to Japan

On June 28, Vice Pres. MG ADACHI received a courtesy call from Captain Fred Winton Smith, Jr., U.S. Defense and Naval Attaché to Japan and Captain Daniel E. Fillion, soon to be the next U.S. Defense Attaché to Japan. Captain Fillion is a graduate of the 69th Regular Course at NIDS.

Courtesy Call from the United States Defense Attaché to Japan Courtesy Call from the United States Defense Attaché to Japan

Courtesy Call from Defense Attaché at the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Japan

On June 26, Pres. KAWASAKI received a courtesy call from Brigadier General Atallah Salem Alshraideh, Military and Defense Attaché at the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Japan. They exchanged views on the possibility of exchanges between NIDS and the Royal Jordanian National Defense College (RJNDC).

Courtesy Call from Defense Attaché at the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Japan Courtesy Call from Defense Attaché at the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Japan

Courtesy Call from Defense Attaché to the Embassy of the Republic of Peru in Japan

On June 15, Vice Pres. MG ADACHI received a courtesy call from Captain(N) Américo Iván AMICO FORTUNIC, Defense Attaché to the Embassy of the Republic of Peru in Japan. They exchanged views on the possibility of defense exchanges between Japan and Peru.

Courtesy Call from Defense Attaché to the Embassy of the Republic of Peru in Japan Courtesy Call from Defense Attaché to the Embassy of the Republic of Peru in Japan Courtesy Call from Defense Attaché to the Embassy of the Republic of Peru in Japan

Talks with the delegation of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

On June 15, NIDS held talks with the delegation of the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS). The delegation lead, Col Jason Perry, USMC, Senior Marine Representative of NPS, is a graduate of the NIDS 62nd Regular Course.
Vice Pres. MG ADACHI, Prof. KIKUCHI, Prof. SUGIURA, Dr. KURITA and Lt Col AITA met with the delegation and exchanged views on the possibility for future research exchanges between the both institutions.

Talks with the delegation of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School Talks with the delegation of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School Talks with the delegation of the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School

NIDS Delegation to Seoul (Exchange Lectures Program)

From June 13 to 16, Prof. Izuyama, Director of Security Studies Department, and Prof. Koike, visited Korea National Defense University (KNDU) in Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea (ROK).
During their visit, Prof. Izuyama delivered a lecture on Japan’s defense policy to the KNDU students, and the two exchanged their views on Japan-U.S.-ROK cooperation with professors and students at the university. The importance of NIDS-KNDU partnership was reiterated at the meeting with Major General Hong Seog Kim, President of KNDU.

NIDS Delegation to Seoul (Exchange Lectures Program) NIDS Delegation to Seoul (Exchange Lectures Program) NIDS Delegation to Seoul (Exchange Lectures Program)

Talks with Ambassador of Republic of Poland to Japan and the Director of the Centre for Eastern Studies

On June 14, NIDS held talks with H. E. Mr. Paweł Milewski, Ambassador of Republic of Poland to Japan and Mr. Wojciech Konończuk, Director of the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW). They shared their views on international security issues of concern to both NIDS and OSW.

Talks with Ambassador of Republic of Poland to Japan and the Director of the Centre for Eastern Studies Talks with Ambassador of Republic of Poland to Japan and the Director of the Centre for Eastern Studies Talks with Ambassador of Republic of Poland to Japan and the Director of the Centre for Eastern Studies

Discussion with the delegation of the National Defence College, India

On June 6, NIDS held a discussion with the delegation of the National Defence College (NDC), India, headed by Maj Gen Rajesh Arun Moghe.
Vice Pres. MG ADACHI, Prof. IZUYAMA, Dr. KURITA, Mr. YATSUZUKA and Mr. YOSHIDA attended the meeting and actively exchanged views on “Security Challenges in the Vicinity of Japan and India” with the delegation.

Discussion with the delegation of the National Defence College, India Discussion with the delegation of the National Defence College, India Discussion with the delegation of the National Defence College, India

Courtesy Call from Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute

On June 7, Pres. KAWASAKI received a courtesy call from Mr. Justin Bassi, Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). They shared their recognition of the importance to continue exchanges between NIDS and ASPI in the medium to long term.

Courtesy Call from Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Courtesy Call from Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Courtesy Call from Executive Director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute

Courtesy Call from President of the National Defense Academy of Vietnam

On May 26, Pres. KAWASAKI received a courtesy call from Sr. LTG TRAN VIET KHOA, President of the National Defense Academy of Vietnam (NDAV). They confirmed the importance of continuing exchanges between NIDS and NDAV in light of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Vietnam in September, 2023.

Courtesy Call from President of the National Defense Academy of Vietnam Courtesy Call from President of the National Defense Academy of Vietnam Courtesy Call from President of the National Defense Academy of Vietnam Courtesy Call from President of the National Defense Academy of Vietnam

Attendance at the NATO Conference of Commandants (NATO CoC)

From May 8 to 13, NIDS delegation, including President. KAWASAKI, Col OMORI and Mr. SETO, visited ESTONIA (Tallin) to participate in the 52th NATO Conference of Commandants (NATO CoC). During 52th NATO CoC, we discussed future of military education vis-à-vis current and emerging security challenges in Europe and beyond. Our participation in the NATO CoC enabled NIDS to strengthen partnership with national defense universities of NATO member states and partners.

Attendance at the NATO Conference of Commandants (NATO CoC) Attendance at the NATO Conference of Commandants (NATO CoC)

Discussion with the delegation of the National Defence University, Pakistan

On May 8, NIDS held a discussion with the delegation of the National Defence University (NDU), Pakistan (Headed by Lieutenant General Rahat Naseem Ahmed Khan, President of the NDU).
Vice Pres. MG ADACHI, Prof. IZUYAMA, Dr. KURITA, and Mr. YOSHIDA attended the discussion and actively exchanged views on the "Free and Open Indo-Pacific" Vision with the delegation.

Discussion with the delegation of the National Defence University, Pakistan

Courtesy Call from Ambassador of India in Tokyo

On April 26, Pres. KAWASAKI received a visit from H. E. Mr. Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan. They shared recognition on the importance of security cooperation including research exchanges between Japan and India.

Courtesy Call from Ambassador of India in Tokyo Courtesy Call from Ambassador of India in Tokyo Courtesy Call from Ambassador of India in Tokyo

Courtesy Call from Director of IRSEM

On April 20, Pres. KAWASAKI received a courtesy call from Dr. Marjorie VANBAELINGHEM, Director of l'Institut de Recherche Strategique de l’Ecole Militaire (IRSEM) / The Institute for Strategic Research. They shared their recognition of the importance of research exchange, including mutual dispatch of researchers from NIDS and IRSEM.

Courtesy Call from Director of IRSEM Courtesy Call from Director of IRSEM

Courtesy Call from Commandant of the Israel National Defense College (INDC)

On April 17, Pres. KAWASAKI received a courtesy call from Major General Itai Veruv, Commandant of the Israel National Defense College (INDC). They exchanged views on the possibility of cooperation in education and research between NIDS and INDC.

Courtesy Call from Commandant of the Israel National Defense College (INDC) Courtesy Call from Commandant of the Israel National Defense College (INDC)

2022

69th Regular Course Special Lecture

On January 31st (MON), Dr. Sergiy KORSUNSKY, Ukraine Ambassador, gave a lecture to the students of our course.

69th Regular Course Special Lecture 69th Regular Course Special Lecture

2021

The 25th Mansfield Fellow from the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

From November 15 to December 17, Lieutenant Commander Veronica Kennedy from the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation studied at the NIDS as the 25th Mansfield Fellow.

The Mansfield Fellowship Program provides opportunities for U.S. federal government employees with training in the Japanese government agencies, aiming to contribute to strengthening relationships between Japan and the U.S.

During the training at NIDS, Lieutenant Commander Veronica Kennedy learned the features and functions of the NIDS, a think tank of the Ministry of Defense as well as the only national academic research institute concerned with security in Japan. She also exchanged views with NIDS scholars on the security environment surrounding the Japan-U.S. Alliance. With her contributions to the program, the Japan-U.S. relations for the next generation have become more strengthened and solid.

The 25th Mansfield Fellow from the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation The 25th Mansfield Fellow from the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation

Exchange with the Malaysian Institute of Strategic and International Studies

On November 11, Shaliman Lockman, Director of the Office of the Director General of the Malaysian Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), and researchers from the National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) exchanged views online on the situation surrounding Malaysia in the South China Sea.

Exchange with the Malaysian Institute of Strategic and International Studies

NATO Conference of Commandants

President Saito and Director Yoshizaki from National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) visited Copenhagen, the Kingdom of Denmark to participate in the 50th Conference of Commandants (CoC 2021) held from October 12 to 14. The conference is an annual meeting held on a rotating basis by the National Defense Universities of NATO member countries, and it brings together the commandants of the National Defense Universities of NATO member countries and partner countries. The main theme of the meeting this year was "Professional Military Education (PME) and the Future Warfighter," focusing on the future of warfare, future warfighters' skills, and the implications on PME. Physical attendees, who were allowed to participate face-to-face on the condition that they were fully vaccinated, exchanged opinions and information at the forum.

NATO Conference of Commandants NATO Conference of Commandants

Online Participation in the ARF HDUCIM

From October 4 to 6, President Saito and 4 others from National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS) participated in the 24th ASEAN Regional Forum Heads of Defence Universities/Colleges/Institutions Meeting (ARF HDUCIM) organized by the National Defense University of Pakistan. At the conference, held online under the COVID-19 pandemic, participants from National Defense Universities and others presented their reports on the general theme of "Seeking Peace: Beyond the Traditional Perspective." President Saito and Director Yoshizaki introduced activities and education conducted at NIDS.

Online Participation in the ARF HDUCIM Online Participation in the ARF HDUCIM

Strengthening Friendship with Alumni

Four Decades have passed since the NIDS Regular Course accepting international students in 1981. NIDS create the Alumni badge for symbolizing our alumni connections.
On Wednesday, 28 April, Mr. TANAKA Satoshi, President of NIDS gave the badge to five Alumni who work in Embassy at Tokyo.

Strengthening Friendship with Alumni Strengthening Friendship with Alumni

2020

Exchange of ideas with US Army War College

On December 22, the 68th regular course students joined an inaugural dialogue between the faculties in NIDS and the the US Army War College.
We exchanged some ideas about IndoPacific security. We deepened mutual understanding through presentations from the energetic discussions.

Exchange of ideas with US Army War College