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October 6, 2018 , 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

JUMP in Pensacola: National Naval Aviation Museum on Oct. 6, 2018

On October 6, JUMP and the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida will co-host the 4th Annual Japan-U.S. Military Program event at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida. It will include reunions by base for U.S. service members who have served in Japan, as well as presentations, bamboo flute and Taiko drum performances, and Japanese food. The event is free and open to the public, regardless of military service.

October 10, 2018 , 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

NATO States & Asian Security: From Interests to Action (YCAPS-JUMP Seminar @ Yokota)


YCAPS@Yokota: YCAPS will be returning to Fussa City for its second event near Yokota Airbase, a keystone facility for U.S.-Japan Alliance cooperation.
A panel of distinguished experts will lead a seminar discussing the role of NATO states in Asian security. In the last few years, several of these states have acted on their national interests to strengthen their diplomatic stances and their military presence in this region. Topics will include NATO military operations in support of UN sanctions on North Korea, freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, and bilateral relations with Japan.

• Program: A 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. reception featured a light meal, drinks, and excellent conversation. The YCAPS-JUMP Seminar began at 7:30 p.m.
When: October 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: 1st Floor Music Room,  Fussa Citizen’s Hall (福生市民会館) 〒197-0011 Tōkyō-to, Fussa-shi, Fussa, 2455 
Venue Access: The Fussa Citizen’s Hall is a 6 minute walk from Ushihama station (Chuo/Ome line). There is free parking in the large covered garage near the corner of Route 16 and the Yokota Supply Gate. Transportation from Yokosuka will be provided for those who contact before October 5.
RSVP to encouraged, but not required.


Capt Paul Casson, Royal Navy, is the British Defence Attaché in Tokyo, having just arrived from studying International Relations at the Royal College of Defence Studies. His past career has seen operational deployments at sea and in Afghanistan, and he was most recently to UK MoD Project Manager for the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers being constructed in Scotland.
Capt. Keizo Kitagawa, Japan Maritime Self Defense Force, is the Director of the Strategic Studies Office the JMSDF Command and Staff College. He previously served as Japan’s Defence Attache in London and holds a PhD from Keio University.
Dr. Garren Mulloy is an Associate Professor at Daito Bunka University in Japan. His Ph.D. (Newcastle University) focused on Japan Self-Defense Forces’ overseas operations, and his research has covered Japanese and Asian security, international peace operations, defence reform, military-related history, and comparing memories and memorialisations of war in Britain and Japan.
Dr. Stephen Nagy is a Senior Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the International Christian University. Since, December 2017, he has also served as a Distinguish Fellow for the Asia Pacific Foundation (AFP) of Canada. AFP is a Canadian think tank that focuses on Asia.
Capt. Christophe Pipolo is the French Defense Attache serving in Tokyo. His distinguished career has included several posts dealing with top-level strategic issues and he is a graduate of Japan’s National Institute of Defense Studies.
Tony Andriotis is Counsel at the law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed, President of the Greek Chamber of Commerce of Japan, and a member of the European Business Counsel’s Board of Governors. He frequently writes and lectures on issues regarding international dispute resolution, and is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Tokyo Campus of Temple Law School and an Adjunct Lecturer at Keio Law School.

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    JUMP in Pensacola: National Naval Aviation Museum on Oct. 6, 2018

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  • October 10, 2018 , 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    NATO States & Asian Security: From Interests to Action (YCAPS-JUMP Seminar @ Yokota)

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