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Vice Commandant for Operations necessary information and take other necessary steps consent from local residents and cooperating tightly

Japan Coast Guard under centralized management of information obtained with relevant organizations. from the maritime surveys.

Date of Birth: May 1956

Our fourth important task is to build a consolidated Please discuss the size and scale of maritime traf? c control mechanism and undertake di- the JCG shipbuilding plan today?

Education: Graduated from Japan Coast Guard saster-prevention measures to protect Aids to Naviga- Under construction, as of February 1, 2016, are 20 Academy in March 1979 tion. vessels, including nine large, six medium and three

We will consolidate the Tokyo Wan Vessel Traf? c small patrol vessels as well as two patrol boats.

Assignment History:

Service Center and the traf? c control of? ces of each The vessels are being built at the Shimonoseki Ship-

April 2015: Vice Commandant for Operations port and build a mechanism to take over and perform yard and Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Indus- (Current Assignment)

April 2014: Director General of Guard and Rescue their tasks altogether in order to give warnings and oth- tries, Ltd.; the Tamano Works of Mitsui Engineering

Department, Japan Coast Guard Headquarters er noti? cations and provide information such as evacu- and Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.; the Yokohama Shipyard

April 2013: Commander of 11th Regional Coast ated areas to vessels immediately and accurately in case (the Isogo Works) of Japan Marine United Corporation

Guard Headquarters tsunamis and other major disasters occur in Tokyo Bay, and other shipyards.

April 2012: Commander of 4th Regional Coast Guard which is congested with vessel traf? c.


We will also undertake measures to protect Aids to What is the key to being more

April 2011: Director of Administration Division,

Navigation from disasters, which is necessary for safety pro? cient with the human assets

Guard and Rescue Department, Japan Coast Guard navigation of vessels, in order to ensure the safety of under your command?

Headquarters seaborne transport routes in the event of disasters. I feel that of? cers and other employees at the JCG

April 2008: Director of Security Intelligence Division,

In 2016, Japan will host the annual G7 Summit Meet- are all highly capable. However, there is a limit to what

Guard and Rescue Department, Japan Coast Guard ing. The waters near the venue of the Ise-Shima Summit individuals can do. As such, it is important to deal with

Headquarters are complicated, having many small and large islands, things in an organized way and cooperate organically.

April 2007: Director of Info-Communications Plan- ning Division, Administration Department, Japan bays and shallows, where ? shery and other businesses, I think that it is important to this end for them to have

Coast Guard Headquarters such as pearl cultivation, are active. We believe that it is awareness of various issues, think for themselves and

April 2006: Director of Guard and Rescue Depart- necessary to take all possible actions to perform mari- express opinions. ment, 8th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters time security duties, while obtaining understanding and (Continued on page 58) 51

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