Japan Air-Self Defense Force Research Project: Japan’s Collective Self-Defense and Deterrence in East Asia
Lieutenant Colonel Manabe received his B.A. in Electrical Engineering from National Defense Academy and M.A. in International Relations from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. He has served for more than fifteen years in the Japan Air-Self Defense Force (JASDF) as an F-4 Super Phantom fighter jet pilot and has attended fighter jet pilot trainings in Texas, Mississippi, and Georgia. He has previously served as Deputy Director of Regional Policy Division, Asian and Oceania Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), and as Staff Officer in the Defense Plans and Policy Department, Joint Staff Office at the Ministry of Defense (MOD). Lieutenant Colonel Manabe’s research at Harvard will examine Japan’s collective self-defense and deterrence in East Asia.