Kyosuke Matsumoto

Director Equipment Policy Division Acquisition Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA), Japan Ministry of Defense

Mr. Matsumoto is the Director of Equipment Policy Division in the Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency (ATLA). Director for Equipment Policy supports the Commissioner of ATLA as a principal director of the Agency to managing the daily operation of the Agency and coordinate its overall policy making.

     Mr. Matsumoto previously served as the Director of Strategic Planning Division in the Bureau of Defense Policy, Ministry of Defense from 2019-2021. In this position, he was in charge of defense strategy planning and space, cyber and comprehensive missile defense as well as US-Japan cooperation about these domains. He is also represent Japan in the US-Japan discussion about Aegis Ashore systems, Hyper-Sonic Vehicles and other Emerging Technologies. He also served as the Director of Compensation Division in the Bureau of Local Cooperation, Ministry of Defense from 2017-2019

     Prior to assuming his duties as division director, Mr. Matsumoto served as the Political Counsellor for Japanese Embassy in the U.S. from 2013-2017, and Senior Coordinator for US-Japan Defense cooperation in the US-Japan Cooperation Division in the Ministry of Defense. Mr. Matsumoto held various positions among Ministry of Defense and other Government Agencies.

     Mr. Matsumoto join the Japan Defense Agency in 1995. Mr. Matsumoto holds undergraduate degree from Tokyo University’s department of Law, and master’s degree from American University Washington college of Law

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