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May 28, 2018
On May 28, 2018, Yokusuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies members and guests received a tour of the Diet Building (Kokkai-gijidō) as well as a brief question and answer session with Minister Shigeru Ishiba. Prior to the tour, YCAPS members and guests enjoyed a working lunch. YCAPS Special Advisor Mike Bosack provided a presentation on the history and the mechanics of the Diet, as well as postwar Japanese domestic politics in general and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in particular.
Jun 07, 2018
Mrs. Akie Abe was the special guest for a JUMP lunch held at Ambassador Shinsuke Sugiyama’s residence in Washington D.C. on June 7. Mrs. Abe was joined by military spouse JUMP members representing the four branches of service.
Apr 16, 2018
On April 16, 2018, the Defense Attaché office of the Embassy of Japan hosted a reception at the Japanese Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, D.C. to send off 36 US Naval Academy Midshipmen and 24 The Basic School Marines who are being posted to Japan. The Midshipmen are headed to Yokosuka and Sasebo and The Basic School Marines will be stationed at Okinawa and Iwakuni. JUMP attended the event to wish the new service members the best as they begin their careers.
Mar 01, 2018
Active and retired U.S. Navy service members and civilians who have been stationed in Japan were invited to reunite at a March 1 event hosted at the Washington Navy Yard. The event, hosted by the Defense Attaché office of the …
Mar 28, 2018
Recognizing and celebrating the close friendship between the United States and Japan was the theme for the third Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) Annual Dinner, held Wednesday, March 28. In her keynote speech, Secretary of the Air Force, the Hon. Dr. Heather Wilson, emphasized the enduring relationship between not only our two nations, but our militaries. Dr. Wilson recognized the many ways our armed forces work together—through procurement, tech transfer and training—and the benefits derived from sharing resources and talent.
Jan 31, 2018
We’ve selected a winner for JUMP’s third annual #HolidaysInJapan photo contest. We were impressed by the quality and beauty of the photos submitted to this year’s contest and had a difficult time choosing just one winner from the many outstanding …
Nov 30, 2017
On November 30, JUMP and the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida participated in a “Walk in the U.S., Talk on Japan,” a program on U.S.-Japan relations featuring a group of delegates from Japan with experiences in civil service, Japan’s Self-Defense Forces, and more.
Nov 16, 2017
On November 16, JUMP held the third annual panel discussion at the National War College, “Persistent Challenges for the Northeast Asia Region: Japan, China, the Korean Peninsula, and U.S. Perspectives.”