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Lecture on China's Rise, America's Pivot, and Japan's Choice for Peace and Stability of the Asia-Pacific Region by Prof Noboru Yamaguchi, National Defence Academy of Japan

Date Monday 10 June, 2013
Time 15:30-17:00
Venue OGGB3, Level0, Owen G Glen Building, The University of Auckland

Prof Yamaguchi is a retired Japan Ground Self- Defence Force (JGSDF) Lieutenant General. He graduated from the National Defence Academy of Japan and earned his Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. When on active duty, he served as Defence Attaché at the Embassy of Japan in the United States, Deputy Commandant of the JGSDF Aviation School, Vice President of the National Institute for Defence Studies, and Commanding General of the JGSDF Research and Development Command. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the John M. Olin Institute for Strategic Studies of Harvard University 1991-1992.

Since retirement in 2008, he has been a professor at the National Defence Academy of Japan during which time he also served as a special advisor on crisis management to the cabinet from March to September 2011. In this lecture, Prof Yamaguchi will discuss Japan’s positions on, and attitudes to, rising tensions that are challenging the stability of Asia.

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