Professor Hideshi Tokuchi entered the Japan Defense Agency in 1979 as a civilian and assumed the position of the first Vice-Minister of Defense for International Affairs in 2014 until retiring from the Ministry of Defense in 2015. Mr. Tokuchi also worked for the US National Defense University in 1995-1996 as a Visiting Fellow. He taught Japan’s national security policy at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) for many years. He now works as a Senior Fellow for GRIPS Alliance and as a Visiting Fellow for the Institute of International Relations, Sophia University and as a Senior Research Adviserfor for the Institute for International Policy Studies. Mr. Tokuchi was born in 1955. He earned a degree of Bachelor of Laws at the University of Tokyo in 1979 and a degree of Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in 1986.

Prof. Hideshi Tokuchi
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