Unique Japanese Government Briefing to be held in Yokohama

Sat 7 Mar 2015 @ 11:00

Japanese Navy

An exclusive plenary session to MAST Asia (alone worth making the trip to Yokohama for) will give international organisations looking for information on R&D or trade opportunities with Japan the inside track on what Japan’s latest policies mean for their future opportunities in the region.

Presentations will be given by the very highest level representatives from the three most relevant government bodies.

Delegates, Exhibitors and VIPs to MAST Asia will then have the chance to put their questions to speakers including:

  • Mr Toru Hotchi, Head of Equipment Policy Division, Bureau of Finance and Equipment, Ministry of Defence;
  • Mr Jun Kazeki, Director Security Export Control Policy Division, Ministry of Trade, Economy, and Industry;
  • Mr Katsuro Kitagawa, Director National Security Policy, Minsitry of Foreign Affairs.

If your organisation is looking to do defence business or R&D with Japan, DO NOT MISS THIS SESSION (…your competitors won’t!)


Ground forces to feature for first time at MAST

Sat 7 Mar 2015 @ 11:00

A highly topical session, “Amphibious Operations” (including discussions on Coral Reef Access), will unite Ground and Navy Forces in the first session of its kind at any MAST. Delegates to this feature session will hear presentations on both Marines and Naval operations/technologies.

Japan Ground Self-Defence Force has already confirmed its support for the event by sending conference delegates and VIPs to participate in both conference and exhibition.

Speakers in the session include:

  • Colonel Nozomu Yoshitomi, Chief, Division for Strategy/Concept, Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, Japan;
  • Colonel Peder Ohlsson, 1st Marine Regiment, Sweden;
  • Dr Kalev Sepp, US Naval Postgraduate School, United States.


Conference seats selling fast – Don’t miss MAST Asia… register now! (discount pre-show registration available)

Sat 7 Mar 2015 @ 11:00

Not surprisingly for Japan’s first ever international defence conference/exhibition, featuring presentations never heard in an international forum before (20 alone from Japanese government agencies/military forces), pre-registrations are higher than average.

Additional delegate places have been pre-reserved for international VIPs, US Navy 7th Fleet, Japan government offices, JMSDF, JGSDF, Coast Guard and others.

With new registrations reaching the MAST offices daily, prospective delegates are advised to register now, to avoid disappointment and missing this truly historic event launch.