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Jun 27, 2017
The Japan-U.S. Military Program sponsored the Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana’s Beer & Sake Festival on June 16, 2017 at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in San Diego’s North County. The festival coincided with a Japan Maritime Self Defense Force ship visit in San Diego, and the Japanese service members participated alongside their American counterparts.
Jun 09, 2017
JUMP and the Japan-America Society of Hawaii hosted a day of learning and engagement along with U.S. service members who have served in Japan, Japanese officers of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and members of the community with an interest in U.S.-Japan defense and security issues. The event included a lecture on United States and Japan defense and security at Hale Koa Hotel in Honolulu, followed by lunch at the hotel. There was then a panel discussion and Q&A on Northeast Asia security issues at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies.
Apr 19, 2017
On April 19, 2017, Grant Newsham, Senior Research Fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies in Tokyo and retired US Marine Colonel, gave a seminar on security dynamics in the South and East China Seas. The seminar, which took place in Yokosuka, Japan, was hosted by our partner Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies and sponsored by JUMP.
Apr 08, 2017
JUMP offered free swag and the traditional festival game, kingyo sukui (goldfish scooping), at its booth at the 2017 Sakura Matsuri Street Festival on April 8, 2017 in the Capitol Waterfront neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Children and adults alike stopped …
Mar 16, 2017
The importance of the U.S.-Japan alliance as a critical partnership during a period of increasingly fast-paced maritime competition was stressed at the Second Annual JUMP Dinner in Washington, D.C. on March 16.
Exploring the theme of the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance, the dinner brought together over 100 JUMP members at the prestigious Army and Navy Club to enjoy the company of others who have served in Japan and hear about the state of the alliance from keynote speaker, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral John Michael Richardson.
Mar 10, 2017
More than 100 Air Force service members who have been stationed in Japan had the opportunity to reunite at the United States Air Force Japan Reunion event, hosted at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. on March 10. Distinguished guests …
Feb 03, 2017
Active and retired US Army service members and civilians who have been stationed in Japan had the opportunity to reunite Feb. 3 at an event hosted at the Fort Myer Officers Club in Virginia. The event, hosted by the Defense …
Jan 25, 2017
A huge thanks to all those who submitted wonderful photos to JUMP’s second annual #HolidaysInJapan photo contest! This year’s winning entry came from Lauren Shaft, who is stationed with her family in Kanagawa, of her family walking through a patch of sunlight in the snow at Kitaguchihongu Fuji Sengenjinja Shrine during Thanksgiving weekend. But we had many, many favorite photos! Click through to check out the full gallery.