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Feb 14, 2019 at 11:00 am

Japanese Naval Power and the Changing Geo-Strategic Environment in the Indo-Pacific


**FREE Lunch** Captain Keizo Kitagawa will discuss the U.S.–Japan alliance and the situation in the Indo-Pacific region.

Captain Keizo Kitagawa is Director of the National Security and Strategic Studies Office in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Command and Staff College. He is responsible for strategic education and research and is the strategic advisor to the JMSDF.

Captain Kitagawa joined the JMSDF upon his graduation from the United States Naval Academy where he earned his B.S. in 1993. He earned a Master of Security Studies from the National Defense Academy of Japan in 2007 and a PhD in Media and Governance from Keio University in 2018.

His assignments include service as the Commanding Officer of JS Matsuyuki (DD130) from 2010 to 2011. He was the Defense Attache to the United Kingdom from 2013 to 2016 before taking his current position.

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Date and Time

Feb 14, 2019 at 11:00 am


Robinson Building Complex, Room 3202

Event Registration

Registration for this event is required by Feb 14, 2019. Visit the registration page for details.

Event Fee



Marie Thiveos Stewart    858-822-4959


Faculty, Staff, Students, The General Public

Event Host

The UC Institute on Global Conflict and Coopeartion

Event Category

Talks and Lectures