Tatsuki “Turner” Yamaji

Visiting Fellow

Lt. Col Tatsuki Yamaji, from Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force(JGSDF), 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. As an Infantry officer, he has served as an intelligence platoon leader, a staff, and an infantry company commander. He was responsible for peace cooperation activities in Ground Staff Office and has also worked in the human resources field, including positions as recruitment officer of a provincial office, training officer of a cadet candidate school, and an instructor of CGSC.


Bachelor of Social Science (Department of International Relations)
National Defense Academy, Kanagawa, Japan

Command and General Staff Course
JGSDF Staff College, Tokyo, Japan

Master of Information Systems (In Progress)
Advanced Institution of Information Technology, Tokyo, Japan