The Defense Attaché office at the Embassy of Japan is pleased to present a Japan & U.S. military Band Joint Appreciation Mini Concert for Operation TOMODACHI in commemoration of the Fifth Anniversary of the 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake, and the First Anniversary of the Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP).
Seven musicians from the Japan Ground Self Defense Force Central Band and six musicians from the 257th Army Band, Washington, D.C. Army National Guard performed together in appreciation of all those who supported the TOMODACHI operation during the earthquake and tsunami disaster 5 years ago. This event also symbolized the close relationship between Japan and the U.S. both in the past and looking toward the future.
LtGen. (Ret.) Kenneth Glueck, Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force, who had been stationed in Okinawa, Japan, attended as a guest speaker. LtCol. (Ret.) James Kendall, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA fellow and director of JUMP, briefed the audience about the program in commemoration of its first anniversary.
When: Thursday, March 3, 2016, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Where: The Japan Information and Culture Center (JICC), located at 1150 18th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036 (map)
RSVP: Please RSVP to LTC Tomohiro Okubo with your full name (required) and title (if applicable). If you would like to invite a guest, please also include their full name and title. Please be aware that due to a very limited number of spots available, we will stop accepting RSVPs once they have been filled.
• Opening music
• Opening remarks from Minister Tsukada, Embassy of Japan
• Remarks from LtGen. (Ret.) Kenneth Glueck, Commanding General, III Marine Expeditionary Force (2011-2013)
• JUMP briefing from LtCol. (Ret.) James Kendall, Fellow, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and JUMP
• Music (30 minutes)
For questions or to RSVP, please contact:
LTC Tomohiro Okubo
Assistant defense and military attaché
Embassy of Japan in the United States of America
Tel: (202) 238-6914
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