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Jan 19, 2017 | JUMP News

New JUMP partnership with YCAPS extends reach into Yokosuka

JUMP is pleased to officially announce a formal partnership with the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS). YCAPS aims to promote the study of strategic, diplomatic, and legal issues affecting the Asia-Pacific Region, and this partnership allows JUMP to extend its outreach to service members in Japan.

Dec 19, 2016 | JUMP News

Submit your photo to the #HolidaysInJapan contest!

It’s that time of year again — times for JUMP’s holiday 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.

Nov 22, 2016 | JUMP Spotlight Series

JUMP Spotlight Series: Creating lasting networks in Yokosuka with John Bradford

As part of JUMP’s ongoing initiative to reach out to those who have served in Japan, JUMP Program Officer Brian Graf interviewed Commander John Bradford, U.S. Navy, who has been living in Japan on and off since 1998, for a total of about 10 years. Until recently, he served as Regional Cooperation Coordinator for the 7th Fleet at Yokosuka Naval Base. Now, he’s a full-time language student in Tokyo. Bradford additionally is President of the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS), which recently held a JUMP event.

Click through for the full interview!

Nov 01, 2016 | JUMP News

JUMP featured at 62nd SDF Day Celebration

On the occasion of the Japan Self Defense Forces 62nd anniversary, the Japan-US Military Program (JUMP) was excited to join with the Embassy of Japan to celebrate the accomplishments both countries have achieved together over the past year. The reception, …


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