Past Events

Connecting those who have served in Japan.

November 30, 2017 , 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm

"Mutual Defense”: Japanese Officers, Colonial Soldiers, and the Ideology of Empire in the Manchukuo Army​ (YCAPS-JUMP Seminar)

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.

November 16, 2017 , 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Persistent Challenges for the Northeast Asia Region: A JUMP Panel Discussion (Washington, D.C.)

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.

November 4, 2017 , 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Admiral Togo Shrine Tour and Lunch Discussion at Suikokai (Harajuku)

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.

October 23, 2017 , 5:30 pm - 8:15 pm

China's Belt & Road: How to Win Friends & Influence Europeans (Yokosuka)

Theresa Fallon will led a seminar on October 23, 2017 on the interactions between China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative and Europe at this event hosted by the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies and JUMP.

October 10, 2017 , 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Japan's Diplomacy under Shinzo Abe: Time for Stocktaking (Yokosuka)

Tomohiko Taniguchi, professor at the Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management, spoke on Japan’s diplomacy under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on October 10, 2017 in a seminar hosted by the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies and JUMP. The event kicked off at 5:30 p.m. at the Honcho Community Center in Yokosuka, Japan, and included refreshments and excellent conversation. This event was co-sponsored by Temple University Japan’s Institue of Contemporary Asian Studies.

September 26, 2017 , 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Japan’s Info War: Competitive Nation Branding in East Asia​ (Yokosuka)

At this joint Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies-JUMP event, Professor Nancy Snow discussed Japan’s effort to promote a national brand identify and shared her thoughts regarding some of the challenges and opportunities for Japan to raise its visibility in the world through cultural relations, exchange, and influence management.

September 20, 2017 , 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Chinese-Japanese Competition in the East Asian Security Complex​ (Tokyo)

This joint Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies-JUMP seminar featured remarks from Professor Kerry Nankivell of the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (DKI APCSS), editor of  “Chinese-Japanese Competition in the East Asian Security Complex.” The event was co-sponsored by the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies, and took place at Temple University’s Japan Campus. 

September 15, 2017 , 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

U.S. Marine Corps, Japan Reunion at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall (Virginia)

Marines who have been stationed in Japan had the opportunity to reunite at an event hosted at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. The event, hosted by the Defense Attaché office of the Embassy of Japan in the United States, was held Friday, Sept. 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Fort Myer Officers Club, and welcomed guests with a reception, traditional Okinawan dance, Karate performance by Okinawa-kai, and standing buffet-style dinner.

September 10, 2017 , 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Nisei Veterans Committee Memorial Hall Tour and Luncheon (Seattle)

In coordination with the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington and the Nisei Veterans Committee, JUMP hosted an event in Seattle, Washington honoring the Nisei Veterans—second-generation Japanese-Americans who served in the segregated 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) and the Military Intelligence Service (MIS), during World War II.

August 2, 2017 , 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Not-so-soft Power? Pop Culture and Security in Japan (Yokosuka)

At this joint Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies-JUMP event, Carl Gabrielson discussed the connections between Japan’s global efforts to promote its popular culture and the domestic agenda of expanding the country’s defense capabilities.

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