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Longest-serving SDF chief of staff to step down by end of March

  • March 19, 2019
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NHK reported this morning that Self Defense Forces Chief of Staff Katsutoshi Kawano, who has served for four years and five months since October 2014, will step down by the end of this month. He will be replaced by current Ground SDF Chief of Staff Koji Yamazaki, while Lt. Gen. Goro Yuasa, commanding general of the GSDF Western Army, will replace Yamazaki. Both appointments will take effect on April 1.

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