Lt. Col. Shinya Takasaka, Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF), is currently assigned as a strategic planner with the Defense Plans and Policy Department (J5) of the Joint Staff at the Japanese Ministry of Defense. Throughout his career as a C-130H pilot, he has participated in missions as part of Tactical Airlift Squadron 401. He also has participated in several US-Japan bilateral exercises. During his nearly 15 years of service with the JASDF, Lt. Col. Takasaka has also served in the Defense Plans and Policy Department of the Air Staff, and was an instructor at the National Defense Academy.
Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering
National Defense Academy, Kanagawa
Expert Study Course
Command and General Staff Course