GSDF chief Koji Yamazaki to become Japan's top uniformed officer

National Mar 19, 2019

GSDF chief Koji Yamazaki to become Japan's top uniformed officer

The Cabinet approved a plan Tuesday to make the chief of staff of the Ground Self-Defense Force, Koji Yamazaki, the top uniformed officer of the country's armed forces on April 1. The 58-year-old will replace Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, the longest-serving chief of the Self-Defense Forces' ...

Japan's top uniformed SDF officer to see term extended

National May 16, 2018

Japan's top uniformed SDF officer to see term extended

The government plans to extend the term of Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, the top uniformed officer in the Self-Defense Forces, believing he is best suited for the job amid continued threats from North Korea and other uncertain security situations in the region, government sources said ...

National / Politics Apr 10, 2014

Japan, China navy chiefs set to meet for talks

The chief of the Maritime Self-Defense Force is expected to meet China's top naval officer during a trip to attend an international symposium later this month, a Japanese government source has said. The meeting of Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano, the MSDF's chief of staff, and Adm. ...