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General Yoshida to become new GSDF chief 

  • March 13, 2021
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The Saturday editions of all national papers wrote that GSDF Chief of Staff Goro Yuasa will retire on March 26 and be replaced by Commanding General Yoshihide Yoshida of the GSDF Ground Component Command. As Yoshida is a graduate of the University of Tokyo, Sankei said this will be the first time in almost three decades for a graduate of a college other than the National Defense Academy (NDA) to assume the top GSDF post. According to the articles, the GOJ decided on Friday to appoint Tokyo University Professor Fumiaki Kubo as NDA president. The renowned academic on U.S. foreign policy will succeed incumbent Ryosei Kokubun, a China expert who plans to step down on March 31.  

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