Past Events

Connecting those who have served in Japan.

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.

July 9, 2017 , 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Maritime Security & North Korea Lecture and Lunch (Yokohama)

This joint Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies-JUMP event began with an English-language guided tour of the Japan Coast Guard Museum in Yokohama followed by a presentation by Professor Narushige Michishita of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies on North Korea and its threat to Japan. A social lunch was then held at the Bashimichi Taproom.

June 22, 2017 , 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Japan's Invigorated Security Posture & Implications for the U.S. (Yokosuka)

At this joint Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies-JUMP seminar, Professor Andrew Oros discussed how Japan’s awakening to new security challenges has culminated in the multifaceted “security renaissance” of the past decade. He offered thoughts on the implications of that invigoration for the United States military. From a practical perspective, his remarks touched on both how the changes will influence regional security dynamics and suggest new opportunities for operational cooperation.

June 16, 2017 , 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Beer & Sake Festival with Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana (San Diego)

JUMP sponsored Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana’s Beer & Sake Festival, on June 16, 2017 at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in San Diego’s North County. The festival is a popular and fast-growing charity tasting event, featuring local restaurants serving sumptuous appetizers, and breweries pouring tasty beers and sake. The festival also included art booths, a silent auction, a raffle, and exciting entertainment.

June 15, 2017 , 7:00 am - 8:30 am

Marine Corps Recruit Depot Breakfast Reception (San Diego)

JUMP and the Japan Society of San Diego & Tijuana hosted a breakfast reception in San Diego at the Bay View Restaurant aboard MCRD San Diego. The event featured talks from local military and civilian leaders as well as Ambassador James Zumwalt, former Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Tokyo. The event coincided with a Japan Maritime Self Defense Force ship visit to San Diego. Japanese service members participated alongside their American counterparts.

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