Tokuhiro Ikeda

Tokuhiro Ikeda

Senior Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center
Fujitsu System Integration Laboratories LTD
Former Vice Admiral, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force
Tokuhiro Ikeda

Research Project: Maritime Security in East Asia

Vice Admiral Tokuhiro Ikeda graduated from the Japan National Defense Academy in 1981. He then joined the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. Vice Admiral Ikeda served as Commanding Officer of JS Yamayuki, Escort Division 5, Escort Flotilla 1, Fleet Escort Force and Commandant Sasebo District. He retired as Commandant Kure District in July 2016. Most recently, he served as a senior advisor of the National Security Unit at Fujitsu Limited, as well as a senior advisor to the National Security Secretariat (NSS) (2018 to 2020). His expertise includes ballistic missile defense and maritime operations, and recent publication include “AUKUS‐Current Significance for Security in the Indo-Pacific.” During the 2022-23 academic year, his research will examine maritime security in East Asia with a focus on nuclear strategy.