The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and the Embassy of Japan in Greece organise a discussion with Prof. Satoshi Morimoto, National Security and Defense Policy Specialist & former Minister of Defense, on the theme of: “Maritime Security – Difference between Europe and Asia.”
The event will be held in English, on Friday 15 January 2016, at 11:00, at the Basil and Marina Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts and Music (9, Vassilissis Sofias Avenue & 1, Merlin Street, 106 71 Athens).
Prof. Satoshi Morimoto teaches at the Takushoku University (2005-). He was the 11th Minister of Defense (2012.6-12), a Special Adviser to the Minister of Defense (2009.8-9), a Lecturer at Sacred Heart University and Keio-University, Chuo-University (1995-2005) and Senior Researcher at NRI (Nomura Research Institute) (1992-2000). Before that, he held several positions in the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including Director of the Consular and Migration Policy Division (1991-1992), Director of the Security Policy Division in the Bureau of Information Analysis, Research and Planning (1987-1989). He served as Counselor at the Japanese Embassy in Nigeria (1985-1989) and as First Secretary at the Japanese Embassy in the United States (1981-1985). He was a Senior Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (1980-1981) and Senior Guest Researcher at the Brookings Institution (1981-1982). Before he joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he served the Japanese Self Defense Air Force (1965-1979). He graduated from National Defense Academy (1965).