Professor Tomonori Yoshizaki

Prof. Tomonori (Tom) Yoshizaki is Vice President for Academic Affairs of Japan MoD’s National Institute for Defence Studies (NIDS). He was formerly Director of Policy Simulation (2015-22), and Director of Security Studies Department (2011-2015) at NIDS.  He has been regularly attending NATO Defence College Conference of Commandants (COC), and ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Meeting of Head of National Defense Universities/Colleges/Institutions. He is currently a visiting professor/lecture at Self-Defence Forces Staff Colleges, Tokyo University for Foreign Studies, and National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). Previously, he was an assistant director of Office of Strategic Studies of MoD, a visiting scholar at Kings College London, and Hudson Institute; His areas of expertise include alliance management, European security and NATO, Japan’s security policy and peace operations.

His recent publications are “The Impact of Ukraine Crisis on Grey-Zone Coercion in the Indo-Pacific [in French]” Revue de Defense Nationale (Summer 2022); “Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Vision: Strategic Implications for Europe” Les Grands Dossiers de Diplomatie, N° 53 (Autumn 2019); and “Competitive Strategy and U.S. Third Offset in the Asia-Pacific[in French],”  Revue de Defense Nationale (Summer 2018); “Ukraine War and NATO: Implications for New Strategic Concept,” CISTEC Journal (June 2022) and; “NATO’s Dilemma of Unity: Crises of Ukraine, Populism, and COVID-18,” Journal of International Security (Tokyo), (March 2021). Academic books published in Japanese include Geopolitics of Contemporary Japan (Chuo Koron Shinsha, 2017); All Japan Approach to Global Challenges (Naigai Publishing, 2016); NATO after the Cold War (Minerva, 2012); Comparative Studies of National Security Councils (Tokyo: Sairyu-sha, 2009).