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Oct 29, 2018 | JUMP Blog| JUMP Spotlight Series

JUMP Spotlight Series: Exploring Japan with Liz Sonnek

As part of JUMP’s ongoing initiative to reach out to those who have served in Japan, JUMP intern Nina Udagawa interviewed Liz Sonnek, who was in Japan between 2014 to 2016 as her husband served at Yokota Air Base. In …

Oct 22, 2018 | JUMP News| In the News

YCAPS featured on AFN Tokyo

AFN Tokyo featured a Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS)-JUMP seminar in a short video piece which began airing on Oct. 17, 2018. The video highlighted an October 10 YCAPS-JUMP seminar held in Fussa City, the second event YCAPS has held …

Sep 25, 2018 | JUMP News

JUMP Welcomes Retired Naval Officer Christopher Rodeman as New Director

On September 4, retired Naval Officer Christopher Rodeman began his new role as JUMP’s Director. Rodeman served in the Navy for 30 years, including eight years in Japan, finishing his career at the Pentagon as Director of the Secretary of …

Aug 30, 2018 | JUMP Blog| JUMP Spotlight Series

JUMP Spotlight Series: Maintaining Cultural Ties with Sgt. Samantha Torres

As part of JUMP’s ongoing initiative to reach out to those who have served in Japan, JUMP intern Sandra Silva interviewed Sgt. Samantha Torres, who served in Okinawa, Japan, from 2013 to 2017. Since returning to the United States, she …

May 04, 2018 | JUMP Blog| JUMP Spotlight Series

JUMP Spotlight Series: Enjoy Okinawan Music with Gary Williams

As part of JUMP’s ongoing initiative to reach out to those who have served in Japan, JUMP intern Kevin Yuan interviewed Gary Williams, who served in Okinawa from 1968-1971 as a Junior NCO with the US Army. Following his 26 …

Apr 12, 2018 | JUMP Blog

Japan-Related Celebrations in the United States

Enjoy Japanese Culture in the United States The strong and lasting friendship between the United States and Japan is bolstered not only by strategic military considerations and historical connections, but also community ties. Communities throughout the United States hold Japan-related …

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Upcoming Events

  • November 28, 2018 , 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Cyber Security: Alliance Concerns for the Asia-Pacific Region​ (YCAPS-JUMP Seminar)

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  • November 29, 2018 , 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    National War College Event–Chinese Maritime Claims and Implications for the Future of the US – Japan Alliance

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  • January 10, 2019 , 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Overcoming Security Isolationism: Japan’s Promotion of East Asian Security Multilateralism Since 1991 (YCAPS-JUMP Seminar)

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DSC_0177 JUMP-San-Diego-2016-212 IMG_1847 JASWDC_National_War_College-1051 JASWDC_National_War_College-1252 DSC_0064 The second annual JUMP (Japanese US Military Program) dinner and panel discussion featuring speakers Admiral Dennis Blair and Admiral John Richardson at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, DC on March 16, 2017. IMG_8205 KerryChildressE7 Third Annual JUMP Dinner Third Annual JUMP Dinner 45073323074_e9114508d5_k LaurenShaft_E2 NelsonOkaneku_FB1 dsc_4958_44649465504_o dsc_5150_45323030172_o

 

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