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Sep 17, 2016
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
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.
Jul 25, 2016
JUMP hosted its first event in the Big Easy with Lt. Gen. Burton M. “Burt Field”, USAF (ret.) as the keynote speaker. The National WWII Museum was the perfect location to celebrate the friendship between the two countries with past servicemen attending the event.
Jun 17, 2016
About two hundred active-duty American and Japanese service members and other Southern California-area JUMPers came together Tuesday in San Diego for a JUMP event celebrating camaraderie, baseball, and the U.S.-Japan alliance.
Apr 16, 2016
On April 16, the JUMP (Japan-US Military Program) team drew in kids and adults alike with the traditional Japanese festival game of “kingyo sukui” — goldfish scooping — at the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival in Washington, D.C.
The festival is the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the U.S. — and the JUMP team, representing the strength of the U.S.-Japan alliance, was part of this year’s celebrations. Each year, the event includes vibrant performances, martial arts demonstrations, music, cultural groups, arts vendors, and plenty of food. JUMP’s booth was located in the Education section of the festival, aiming to connect past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan.
Mar 24, 2016
On March 24, the JUMP team hosted a networking social at Sine’ Irish Pub on Pentagon Row in Arlington, Virginia (map). It was an informal night of fun networking and socializing with others who have served in Japan!
The free event included an open bar and heavy hor d’oeuvres, and was open to all JUMP members. We hope to host another similar event within a few months. Join the JUMP network today to keep informed about all our events!
Mar 03, 2016
The first annual JUMP dinner, held March 3, 2016, brought together about 100 people who have served in Japan for a night of celebrating the U.S.-Japan alliance and the role of service members in strengthening the bond shared by our two countries.
The event featured keynote speaker General Robert Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Sasakawa USA CEO and Chairman Admiral Dennis Blair, former Director of National Intelligence and Commander of Pacific Command.
Feb 16, 2016
On February 16, 2016, the Consul General of Japan in Miami, Mr. Ken Okaniwa, hosted a reception at Port Tampa Bay in honor of members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses who have been stationed at American bases in Japan. The event included a presentation on the current state of the U.S.-Japan alliance and networking between members of the U.S. Armed Forces and the Japanese community in the Tampa Bay area.