On November 7th, JUMP hosted an informational booth at a send-off event organized by the Embassy of Japan for graduating students from the Marine Corps Basic School. The event was hosted by Major General Yoshiki Adachi, the Defense Attache at the Embassy of Japan in cooperation with Lieutenant General Eric M. Smith of the United States Marine Corps.
The event took place in the beautifully restored Old Residence and featured speeches from the organizers, a wonderful sushi dinner, and the opportunity for these graduates to network with mid-level and senior officers.
Twenty-one U.S. Marine Corps Officers attended the event and got the opportunity to speak with other service members who had experience in Okinawa and Iwakuni. Many of the Marines expressed an admiration for Japanese food or culture. Several of them were the children of service members who had served there. Many of the Basic School graduates will ship out sometime in early 2020. Give them all a warm welcome if you see them!
Our participation gave JUMP staff the opportunity to meet these Marines as well as around thirty midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy. We were able to answer their questions about living in Japan, and introduce them to the JUMP communications network. As future JUMP members, it was great to hear their thoughts on moving overseas and their motivation for choosing Japan.
JUMP connects past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan. If any of the attendees did not have the chance to sign up during the event, join the JUMP network by signing up for the JUMP Newsletter.
On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, JUMP hosted a seminar, “The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Contemporary Defense Contingencies in the Indo-Pacific,” in cooperation with the Japan America Society of Washington, D.C. The event was held in Roosevelt Hall of the National War College on Fort McNair.
The September JUMP-YCAPS Seminar was held on September 24, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. It focused on aspects of World War II history and continued YCAPS recent academic analysis of Southeast Asia.
On September 21, 2019, JUMP co-hosted the 5th Annual Japan-U.S. Military Program event at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida in cooperation with the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida.
On September 8, 2019, JUMP hosted an event in Seattle at the Nisei Veterans Committee Memorial Hall in cooperation with the Japan America Society of the State of Washington.
The August JUMP-YCAPS Seminar was held on August 29, 2019. Leland Gaskins spoke about his new book on overcoming cross-cultural problems in the business world.
The July JUMP-YCAPS Seminar was held on July 17, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. It focused on Taiwan-China cross strait relations and continued YCAPS recent academic analysis of Southeast Asia.
On June 13, 2019, JUMP members were invited to attend a Japan-America Society of San Diego and Tijuana Beer & Sake Festival at the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, CA.
This YCAPS-JUMP took place on Wednesday June 5, 2019 in Yokosuka. Titled “Space, the Final Domain (Star Trek or Star Wars?),” the seminar focused on the inherent instability and chaotic frontier that is outer space and whether or not the development of a U.S. Space Force could bring stability to this new strategic space. How does space matter to our everyday’s lives? Why is “freedom of space” important to the world? Come find out.
On June 4, 2019, JUMP members were invited to attend a networking reception co-hosted with the Japan-America Society of Hawaii and the Consulate-General of Japan in Honolulu, HI.1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 >
November 19, 2019 , 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sasebo Seminar: Maritime Challenges in the Indo-Pacific: Common Causes for the U.S. and Japan Beyond Traditional Security (YCAPS-JUMP)
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Yokosuka Seminar: Maritime Challenges in the Indo-Pacific: Common Causes for the U.S. and Japan Beyond Traditional Security (YCAPS-JUMP)
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