Japan’s new National Security Strategy

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14 February 2023 at 08:15 09:45 GMT

Our Geostrategy Forum convenes and connects prominent stakeholders for monthly breakfast discussions on key geostrategic issues and foreign, defence and international trade policy matters. A keynote speaker discusses a prominent topic before invited guests exchange their views and ideas in a roundtable format.

The Geostrategy Forum takes place once a month at the In and Out Naval and Military Club. Events are by invitation only and take place strictly off the record.


Masami Oka

Japanese Vice Minister for Defence in International Affairs

Mr Masami Oka is the Vice Minister of Defence for International Affairs in the Japanese Government, having been appointed in July 2022. He has a distinguished career within the Ministry of Defence, including his government career as the First Secretary at the Japanese Embassy to the United States in 1997, experiencing multiple key Director General posts including that of the Bureau of Defence Policy. He gained a Bachelor of Law from the University of Tokyo and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, Tufts University.

Honorary Chair

Dr Carl Patrick Stephen Hunter OBE

Honorary Chair, Geostrategy Forum

Dr Carl Hunter OBE is Chairman of Coltraco Ultrasonics, a high-exporting advanced manufacturer. He is also: Chairman of the British Exporters Association; Director-General of the Durham Institute of Research, Development and Invention; Director of the Centre of Underwater Acoustic Analysis; Professor-in-Practice at Durham University Business School; Visiting Fellow of the Royal Navy Strategic Studies Centre; and Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.


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