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The NDC Welcomes a Japanese Delegation

  • 03 Mar. 2017
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  • Last updated: 03 Mar. 2017 10:22

On 2 March, a delegation of the Government of Japan and the National Institute of Defence Studies (NIDS) visited the NATO Defense College. The delegation, headed by Ms Maki Kobayashi-Terada, Director European Policy Division (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and Colonel Takayasu Yamashita (NIDS), comprised a number of Defence Attach├ęs from across Europe as well as NIDS Senior Fellows. All were warmly welcomed by the Dean and Acting Commandant, Brigadier General (ret) František Mičánek.

Group photo

Participants were offered a number of briefings by analysts from NIDS and the NDC Research Division. Ensuing discussions covered a broad range of issues spanning mutual threat perceptions, NATO Warsaw Summit outcomes, the Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) challenge and military-technical developments in Europe and Asia. The visit concluded with a tour of NDC educational and research facilities. First-hand explanations of the activities of the Middle East Faculty were offered by Dr Kevin Koehler, and of the Library/Knowledge Centre, by its Head, Mr Giuseppe Vitiello.

NDC Public Affairs Office
(Prepared by Ms Alessandra Giada Dibenedetto, ITA C)

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