JUMP is sponsoring our third annual #HolidaysInJapan photo contest. We’re gathering photos that show how Americans — past and present — celebrate the holidays while stationed in Japan. The #HolidaysinJapan photo contest is open to all ages and skill levels, current and retired military, family, friends, and anyone in between.
On November 16, 2017, JUMP sponsored a panel discussion and reception at the National War College in Washington, D.C. on “Persistent Challenges for the Northeast Asia Region: Japan, China, the Korean Peninsula, and U.S. Perspectives.” The event, which was co-sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Washington DC, the National Association of Japan-America Societies, and the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., brought together experts on Japan, China, and the Korean peninsula.
Members of JUMP and the Yokuska Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) toured the Toga Shrine in Tokyo for a recent event co-sponsored by JUMP. The November 4 tour was arranged by Captain Keizo Kitagawa of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force …
Members of Task Force Bayonet and Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces gathered together for the Fifth annual JUMP Nisei Luncheon Sunday in Seattle to celebrate the Japan-U.S. alliance and to honor Nisei veterans.
United States Air Force Colonel (ret.) Douglas Charles DeLaMater received a prestigious decoration, the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, from the Government of Japan in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Japan-U.S. relations. The decoration was conferred by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan on April 29, 2017.
Colonel DeLaMater made numerous contributions to the strong partnership between the U.S. Air Force and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force at Yokata Air Base in Tokyo. Under his leadership, the Japan Air Self-Defense Force participated, for the first time, in a joint operation to deliver humanitarian and disaster relief assistance with the 374th Airlift Wing.
Sasakawa USA recently released the fifth episode of Asia on Air, its new podcast committed to delivering the latest analysis of U.S.-Asia relations. The fifth episode, entitled “What’s a War Game Without a War?” includes an interview with JUMP Executive Director, James Kendall, who explains what a tabletop exercise (or “TTX”) is, and goes on to describe the exercise conducted by Sasakawa USA involving crisis scenarios that could potentially occur in the East China Sea.
On July 27, 2017, Japan’s Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, hosted the 4th Japan-U.S. Military Statesmen Forum Reception at the Ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C., and mentioned JUMP as an initiative that brings together service members who have served in Japan.
General Ralph E. “Ed” Eberhart supports JUMP because of JUMP’s events and activities that continue to keep those who served in Japan involved in the Japanese culture and affairs.
“The US–Japan relationship is unique, and with careful nurturing will become even stronger over time.”