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Jan 14, 2016
On January 14, 2016, Sasakawa USA (a sister organization to JUMP) celebrated the release of “U.S. Bases in Okinawa: What Must Be Done, and Quickly,” a new report co-authored by Sasakawa USA Chairman Admiral Dennis Blair and Fellow James Kendall, with a roll-out breakfast featuring the co-authors as well as Lieutenant General Wallace “Chip” Gregson, who wrote the introduction to the report.
Nov 17, 2015
More than 120 potential “goodwill ambassadors” for Japanese relations in the United States attended a standing-room only JUMP panel and reception November 17 sponsored by Sasakawa USA and the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C.
JUMP (The Japan-U.S. Military Program) seeks to connect and bring together service members, families and government civilians who have served in Japan. This event, held at the National War College in Washington, D.C., went a step further by also drawing in those who have yet to serve in Japan.
Nov 19, 2015
The USS Iowa gained a a new crew of past and present United States and Japanese service members on November 19 when JUMP held its inaugural Los Angeles event aboard the retired battleship museum.
The JUMP (Japan-U.S. Military Program) event, hosted by the Japan America Society of Southern California with support from Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and the Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles, brought together those with the shared experience of having served in Japan for a social night of building new relationships.
Oct 08, 2015
On October 8, JUMP representatives attended an award ceremony for William LaRou, 82, who began training paratroopers in what is now called the Ground Self-Defense Force.
Sep 04, 2015
The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida organized a JUMP event in Pensacola, Florida on September 4, 2015. The event was held at the National Aviation Museum and included a presentation in the Blue Angels atrium followed by a reception on the USS Cabot flight deck.
Aug 10, 2015
On August 10, 2015, the Japan-America Society of San Diego and Tijuana held JUMP-Japanese Community Night at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres.
Apr 22, 2015
On April 22, Japanese Defense Attaché Rear Admiral Yuki Sekiguchi invited a group of retired senior U.S. military officers to his home in order to commemorate the creation of the Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP).
Apr 26, 2015
Tohoku (Northeast region of Japan). US response – Operation Tomodachi (friend)