Past Events

Connecting those who have served in Japan.

June 5, 2019 , 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Space, The Final Domain (Star Trek or Star Wars?)

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.

June 4, 2019 , 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

JUMP in Hawaii: June 4, 2019

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.

May 31, 2019 , 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Yokosuka U.S.-Japan Young Leaders Assembly: Intercultural Networking Opportunity

The next YCAPS-JUMP event took place on Friday, May 31, 2019 in Yokosuka. The Yokosuka U.S.-Japan Young Leaders Assembly gave students, age 15-25, the opportunity to get to know one another and exchange cultural experiences while bowling on the U.S. base. YCAPS provided pizza and all bowling fees.

April 25, 2019 , 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Midshipman Send-Off at the Japanese Embassy

On April 25, JUMP participated in a send-off event organized by the Japanese Embassy for graduating students from the United States Naval Academy and other D.C. area schools. Twenty-seven midshipmen attended the event and shared with the audience why they chose Japan for their first posting. Many of the graduates will ship out sometime this summer. Give them all a warm welcome if you see them!

April 23, 2019 , 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Future of Japan's Security: Insight from the NDPG & MTDP

YCAPS-JUMP and the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan co-hosted an off-the-record event on April 23, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Participants engaged with a top-flight panel of experts to reflect on the contents of Japan’s recently published National Defense Program Guidelines (NDPG) and Mid-Term Defense Plan (MTDP) and discussed the expected future of Japan’s security relationships.

April 18, 2019 , 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rise of the White Hulls! - The Growing Prominence of Coast Guards in Southeast Asian Security

This YCAPS-JUMP seminar looked at the growing prominence of coast guards in the security of Southeast Asia. Guest speaker LCDR Jay Tristan Tarriela, Philippine Coast Guard, is currently a PhD student at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo, Japan. The event was held on April 18 in Fussa, Tokyo, near Yokota Air Base.

April 5, 2019 , 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

JUMP in Las Vegas: Aliante Casino on April 5, 2019

On April 5, 2019, JUMP and the Japan-America Society of Nevada co-hosted an event at the Aliante Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event included free food, guest speakers, and entertainment. This event was free and open to the public, regardless of military service.

March 20, 2019 , 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

2019 JUMP Annual Dinner

The JUMP Annual Dinner was held on March 20th in Washington, D.C. This year’s keynote speaker was Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities Dr. James H. Anderson. 

March 15, 2019 , 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Discussion and Book Rollout: Japan Maritime Self Defense Force-U.S. Navy Cooperation

JUMP hosted a discussion and book rollout with Prof. Naoyuki Agawa and Adm. Tomohisa Takei on March 15. This event for JUMP members was held at the Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square in Washington, D.C.

March 4, 2019 , 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Red Star Over the Pacific: China's Rise & the Challenge to U.S. Maritime Strategy

This YCAPS-JUMP-ICAS seminar looked at the challenges China’s rise presents to U.S. Maritime Strategy. The event was held on March 4 in Yokosuka and featured Professor Toshi Yoshihara.

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