In Japan's increasingly complex security environment, the Japan-U.S. Alliance is indispensable not only to the security of Japan, but also to the peace and stability of the Asia-Pacific region. The Honorable Satoshi Morimoto, former Defense Minister of Japan, will talk about Japan’s security policy and the importance of the Japan-U.S. Alliance under the Trump Administration.
The Honorable Satoshi Morimoto served with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force and is a graduate of the National Defense Academy of Japan. In 1977, he was assigned to the Security Division, American Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. In 2009 he served as the 1st Senior Adviser to the Minister of Defense. Since October 2015, he has served as the Special Adviser to the Minister of Defense of Japan. In March 2016, he was appointed President of Takushoku University.