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Jan 25, 2017

Gallery: Submissions to JUMP’s HolidaysInJapan photo contest 2016-17

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.

Nov 03, 2016

JUMP delves into potential flashpoints for the Northeast Asia region

On November 3, 2016, JUMP, in collaboration with the Japan America Society Washington, D.C., and the National War College Alumni Association, hosted the second installment in our JUMP panel discussion series. “Potential Flashpoints for the Northeast Asia Region: Japan, China, the Korean Peninsula and U.S. Perspectives,” brought together a distinguished panel of experts on Japan, Korea, China, and the United States to explore the different actors in region and potential flashpoints. Click through to see the gallery.

Oct 27, 2016

JUMP joins with Embassy to celebrate Self Defense Forces Day

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, hosted for members of the U.S. defense community in industry, academia, and government, was held at the Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, October 27.

Oct 22, 2016

Second annual JUMP event at National Aviation Museum in Pensacola

In coordination with the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida and the Consulate General of Japan in Miami, the Japan-US Military Program (JUMP) held its second annual event at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida on October 22, 2016.

This goal of the event was to continue connecting those who have served in Japan and provide updates on the solid U.S.-Japan alliance. It built on a similar JUMP event held last year.

Sep 30, 2016

JUMP social: Japanese sake and whiskey tasting

The Japan US Military Program (JUMP) hosted a Japanese sake & whiskey tasting and food pairing on Friday, September 30, 2016 at The Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square in Washington, D.C.

Sep 17, 2016

Beyond reconciliation: Event honors Nisei veterans, celebrates U.S.-Japan alliance

On September 17, members of the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces, along with members of the broader Seattle community came together at a Japan-US Military Program (JUMP) event to honor the Nisei Veterans who served in the segregated 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) and the Military Intelligence Service (MIS), during World War II.

Sep 09, 2016

United States Marine Corps Japan Reunion

On September 9, the Defense Attaché of the Embassy of Japan in the United States, in partnership with JUMP, hosted a reunion of Marines who had been stationed in Japan at the Marine Corps Base Quantico.


The Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) connects past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan. Through social networks and events, JUMP builds relationships and provides opportunities for service members to engage with each other. JUMP provides a powerful foundation for sustaining the solid alliance and relationship that exists between the U.S. and Japan.


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