Lieutenant General, Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Ret.)
Research project: Adapting the Japan-U.S. Alliance: Great Power Competition and New Security Challenges
General Oue is a graduate of the National Defense Academy of Japan, received master’s degrees from the Harvard Kennedy School and the National Defense University, and was an Associate at the Program on U.S.-Japan Relations during the 1997–98 academic year. Throughout his distinguished career at the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), he was involved with policy development, program promotion, and budget requests regarding Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD), F-35 introduction, Joint Staff reorganization, and more. Most recently, he has served as Commander of the Northern Air Defense Command and as Commander of Air Materiel Command. His current position is Executive Advisor at Mitsui & Co., Ltd. During the current academic year, his primary appointment is as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard University Asia Center.