In the next Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies-JUMP seminar on May 16, 2018, experienced Indo-Pacific analyst, widely published author and YCAPS executive committee member, Tuan Pham will describe his observations about China’s strategic decisions of the last year and predict what we can expect to see in the year to come.
The third Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) Annual Dinner on Wednesday, March 28, at the Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square in Washington, DC, featured a keynote speech by Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson.
Walter Lohman, Director of Asia Studies at The Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C., will describe the Trump Administration’s policies and Washington experts’ views regarding the dynamic Asian landscape at a Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies event on March 8.
Active and retired US Navy service members and civilians who have been stationed in Japan were invited to reunite at a reception and dinner on March 1, 2018, at the Washington Navy Yard.
Join Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies (YCAPS) and JUMP for a discussion with Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki on February 27. This will be YCAPS first event near Yokota Airbase, a keystone facility for U.S.-Japan Alliance cooperation.
North Korea poses an increasingly complex security challenge for Japan, its neighbors, and its American allies. In response, the Japanese defense posture has been evolving. Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies and JUMP on January 17, 2018 held a seminar on this topic by VADM Fumio Ota (JSMDF, retired). In this talk, VADM Ota explained why he believes that evolution is not fast enough and does not include all of the correct elements. He outlined his thoughts on the best policies and strategic actions for the government of Japan to initiate.
On November 30, JUMP and the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida participated in a “Walk in the U.S., Talk on Japan,” a program on U.S.-Japan relations featuring a group of delegates from Japan with experiences in civil service, Japan’s Self-Defense Forces, and more. This program was also supported by the National Association of Japan-America Societies, the Consulate General of Japan in Miami, and the Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan.
The Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies and JUMP held a seminar on November 30, 2017 by PhD candidate Ryan Schultz on Japanese officers in the World War 2 period and their colonial soldiers, emphasizing training and recruitment as well as military challenges in the army’s early years. In his talk, Shultz drew on organizational histories, orders, battle reports, combat and unit statistics, and memoirs to make his case.
On November 16 JUMP sponsored the third annual panel discussion at the National War College. At this event, distinguished specialists on Japan, China, the Korean Peninsula, and U.S.-Northeast Asian relations discussed the persistent challenges that have and continue to impact the region.
This program was presented in partnership with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, the National War College Alumni Association, the Embassy of Japan in the United States of America, the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C., and the National Association of Japan-America Societies.
Did you know that in Tokyo’s Harajuku district there is a shrine dedicated to the spirit Admiral Togo, Japan’s hero from its 1905 victory over Russia? Wonder how a mortal man earns his own shrine? What is the connection between this history and thinking within today’s JMSDF? Do you know about Suikokai, an organization dedicated to conducting research, supporting the JMSDF and honoring those who have served Japan at sea? This YCAPS-JUMP outing is designed to help you understand these questions and their answers.1 2 3 4 5 6 >
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