Maj. Gen. Kimura Akitsugu

Major General Kimura is the Commanding General of Japan Self-Defense Forces Cyber Defense Command(JCDC). He was promoted to Major General in March 2022 and took command of JCDC as the first Commanding General. JCDC’s main missions are to maintain the core defense network, conduct defensive cyber operations, and interfere or neutralize the use of cyber domain by an opponent. Based on the three strategic documents published in December 2022, the last mission was added and JCDC is currently expanding its capabilities. Major General Kimura holds a Master’s degree in Engineering from National Defense Academy in Japan, Strategic Studies from U.S. Army War College and Science Government Information Leadership from U.S. National Defense University.