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Early life[change | change source]
Career[change | change source]
Koda served on several JMSDF ships, including the Yudachi (DD-108), the Shirayuki (DD-123), and the Sawayuki (DD-125).
Timeline[change | change source]
- 1973: Commissioned as Ensign in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (海上自衛隊, Kaijō Jieitai) or JMSDF
- 1982-1984: Exchange officer at United States Naval Academy
- 1983: Lieutenant Commander
- 1987: Commander
- 1990-1991: Commanding Officer, Destroyer Sawayuki (DD-125)
- 1991-1992: Naval Command College at U.S. Naval War College
- 1997: Rear Admiral
- 1997-1999: Chief of Staff, Commander Fleet Escort Force
- 2003: Vice Admiral
- 2005-2007: Commandant, Sasebo JMSDF District
- 2007-2008: Commander in Chief, Self Defense Fleet
Admiral Koda retired from JMSDF in August 2008.
Selected works[change | change source]
- "The Russo-Japanese War: Primary Causes of Japanese Success," Naval War College Review (Spring 2005)
- "A New Carrier Race? Strategy, Force Planning, and JS Hyuga," Naval War College Review (Summer 2011)
Honours[change | change source]
- Griffith Asia Institute in Brisbane, Australia: 2011 Synnot Lecture
References[change | change source]
- Schorow, Stephanie. "Crisis in Japan: The Way Forward," Harvard Gazette. March 24, 2011; retrieved 2011-12-11.
- King's College London, Yoji Koda bio note
- Harvard University, Fairbanks Center for Chinese Studies, "Recent Developments in China's Naval Modernization and Foreign Policy Activism," April 2011; retrieved 2011-12-11.
- Koda, Yoji. "The US-Japan Alliance and the Changing Power Balance in Asia," May 2011; retrieved 2011-12-11.
More reading[change | change source]
- Chun, Tarryn. "Profile: Retired Vice-Admiral Yoji Koda, Asia Center Senior Fellow, 2009-2011," Harvard Asia Newsletter (Winter 2010), p. 5.