Past Events

Connecting those who have served in Japan.

October 22, 2016 , 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Second annual JUMP event at National Aviation Museum (Pensacola)

In coordination with the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida and the Consulate General of Japan in Miami, the Japan-US Military Program (JUMP) held its second annual event at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida on October 22, 2016.

The event began at 1 p.m. with a Japanese taiko drum performance in the Blue Angels Atrium. A reception followed on the flight deck of the USS Cabot until 4 p.m. Captain Mark A. Truluck, USN, the commanding officer of Naval Aviation Schools Command, delivered opening remarks, and keynote speakers included the Honorable Ken Okaniwa, Japan’s consul general in Miami, and Admiral Patrick Walsh, USN (retired), the President of Strategic Programs at Academic Partnerships LLC and Senior Fellow and Acting Director of the Tower Center Program in National Security & Defense at Southern Methodist University.

Click through for all the details and the full list of speakers!

September 30, 2016 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

JUMP social: Japanese sake and whiskey tasting (Washington, D.C.)

The Japan US Military Program (JUMP) hosted a Japanese sake & whiskey tasting and food pairing on Friday, September 30, 2016 at The Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square in Washington, D.C.

September 17, 2016 , 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Joint Base Lewis McChord and the JGSDF honor Nisei Veterans (Seattle)

Members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and Japan Ground Self-Defense Forces came together in Seattle on September 17, 2016 for a Japan-US Military Program (JUMP) event to honor 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.

September 9, 2016 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

United States Marine Corps Japan Reunion (Quantico)

Marines who have been stationed in Japan will have the opportunity to reunite at an upcoming event hosted at Marine Corps Base Quantico. The event, hosted by the Defense Attaché office of the Embassy of Japan in the United States, will be held Friday, Sept. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the MCB Quantico Officer’s Club, and will welcome guests with a reception, traditional Okinawan dance, and buffet-style dinner. Distinguished guests will share memories from their time serving in Japan, and the Japan-US Military Program (JUMP) also will give a brief presentation, informing all in attendance how the program allows veterans to continue to stay engaged with the U.S.-Japan alliance.

July 14, 2016 , 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

JUMP at National WWII Museum (New Orleans)

JUMP hosted a July 14 event in New Orleans at the National WWII Museum — the first ever JUMP event in The Big Easy. American service members who have served in Japan had the opportunity to continue strengthening the bond between both nations at the event. The social, emceed by Donna Fraiche, the Honorary Consul-General to Japan, was designed to celebrate America’s strong military partnership with Japan and keep service members engaged with that relationship.

June 14, 2016 , 6:45 pm

Second annual JUMP event at Petco Park (San Diego)

JUMP returned to San Diego’s Petco Park on June 14 for the second consecutive year. In cooperation with the Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana, the JUMP team invaded right field for a Padres vs. Marlins game. JUMP was excited to include American forces at this event as well as visiting Japanese forces from a three-ship training squadron with the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Forces who were in San Diego for a port call.

April 16, 2016 , 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

JUMP booth at the Sakura Matsuri (Washington, D.C.)

On April 16, the JUMP (Japan-US Military Program) team took part in the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival in the Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the largest one-day celebration of Japanese culture in the U.S. Held the same day as the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s annual parade, this rain-or-shine event brings vibrant performances to four stages and welcomes more than 80 cultural groups, arts vendors, and food booths to the celebration. JUMP’s booth will be located in the Education section of the festival.

JUMP aims to connect past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan. Through social networks and events, JUMP builds relationships and provides opportunities for service members to engage with each other. JUMP provides a powerful foundation for sustaining the solid alliance and relationship that exists between the U.S. and Japan.

We had great success at the festival! Click here to read a recap and see the photos.

March 24, 2016 , 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Service in Japan Alumni Reception (Los Angeles)

The Hon. Harry H. Horinouchi, Consul General of Japan, hosted a reception honoring U.S. Service Members who have been stationed in Japan — active, reserve, and veteran.

The event included an evening of exquisite, freshly prepared Japanese cuisine, superb sakes and other refreshments, an entertaining cultural program, and networking and camaraderie with colleagues from both the U.S. and Japan. Those in attendance had the opportunity to share experiences of time in Japan while being thanked for contributions in support of the U.S.-Japan relationship and alliance.

March 24, 2016 , 5:00 pm

JUMP networking social at Sine' Irish Pub (Arlington)

On March 24, the JUMP team hosted a networking social at Sine’ Irish Pub on Pentagon Row in Arlington, Virginia. It was an informal night of fun networking and socializing with others who have served in Japan!

March 3, 2016 , 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

First Annual JUMP Dinner at the Army and Navy Club (Washington, D.C.)

On March 3, 2016 JUMP (the Japan-U.S. Military Program) in collaboration with Sasakawa USA hosted its first annual JUMP dinner at The Army and Navy Club on Farragut Square.

The theme for the dinner was the future of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, featuring speakers General Robert Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, and Admiral Dennis Blair, former Director of National Intelligence and Commander of Pacific Command.

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