VICE ADMIRAL YOJI KODA
Vice Admiral Yoji Koda Vice Admiral Koda is a graduate of Japan Defense Academy (1972), JMSDF Staff College, and the U.S. Naval War College. As a surface officer, he took commanded of JS Sawayuki (DD-125) and Fleet Surface Force at sea. His shore duty includes Director for Strategy, Plans and Operations, Maritime Staff. He retired from JMSDF as Commander in Chief, Self-Defense Fleet, in 2008. Then, he made in depth research on China’s Current Naval Strategy at Asia-Center, Harvard University from June 2009 to July 2011. He had served as an advisor to National Security Secretariat of GOJ until March 2016.