Takumi Funatsu

1st Lieutenant

About Takumi Funatsu

I am an officer (1st Lieutenant) of Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, and I am on secondment to the National Defense Academy’s graduate school of security studies to study strategic science. My main research field is the history of American foreign policy and strategy, but I also do research on science and technology policy. My recent research publication is about science and technology governance (戦略研究The Journal of Security Study, No.29, Japan, 2021.). Prior to the current role, I was a rifle platoon leader in an infantry regiment. Then, my main job was to plan and conduct various training exercises. (※In the activities of AJYD, I present my opinions as an individual, not as a representative of the organization to which I belong.)