Past Events

Connecting those who have served in Japan.

June 5, 2017 , 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Defense and Northeast Asia Security Talk and Lunch (Honolulu)

JUMP and the Japan-America Society of Hawaii hosted a day of learning and engagement along with U.S. service members who have served in Japan, Japanese officers of the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and members of the community with an interest in U.S.-Japan defense and security issues. The program took place in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the Hale Koa Hotel and the Daniel K. Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS).

April 19, 2017 , 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Checkmating China in the South and East China Seas? (Yokosuka)

At this joint Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies-JUMP seminar, Grant Newsham discussed the security dynamics at play in the East and South China Seas. He argued that the United States and its allies have unnecessarily ceded standing and power by accommodating Chinese aggression and missing opportunities to take an appropriate stand for international law and the rights of smaller nations. However, in his analysis, there may still be opportunities for the United States and its key partners to insert risk and uncertainty into China’s thinking over its continued unrestrained militarization and moves to dominate the region.

April 8, 2017 , 10:30 am - 6:00 pm

JUMP at the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival (Washington, D.C.)

For the second year running, JUMP joined in at the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival in the Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It’s 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 once again hosted the traditional Japanese festival game of “kingyo sukui” — goldfish scooping — but this time with an added twist of difficulty!

March 16, 2017 , 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Second annual JUMP dinner featuring Adm. John Richardson (Washington, D.C.)

On March 16, 2017, JUMP hosted its Second Annual dinner, featuring keynote speaker Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Michael Richardson. This year’s dinner celebrated both the continued growth of the JUMP Program and explored the future of the U.S.-Japan alliance.

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

Women and the Japanese Workforce (Yokosuka)

At 66%, Japan’s female labor participation rate is at a 15-year high. Yet, in 2016, Japan slipped to 111 of 144 countries in the World Economic Forum’s gender equality rankings, a fall of ten places since 2015. Japan is the lowest ranked among the Group of Seven major industrialized nations. Among the reasons for this poor ranking is the role of women in public life and their status in professional and technical fields. This public event featured a distinguished panel of women who discussed the issues.

March 10, 2017 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

United States Air Force Japan Reunion (Washington, D.C.)

Air Force service members who have been stationed in Japan had the opportunity to reunite at an event hosted at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C.

The event, hosted by the Defense Attaché office of the Embassy of Japan in the United States, was held Friday, March 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling’s The Bolling Club, and welcomed guests with a reception and buffet-style dinner.

March 9, 2017 , 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Radiation Rashomon: Assessment Politics in the Fukushima Crisis (Yokosuka)

Two days before the sixth anniversary of the 3.11 disaster, Professor Kyle Cleveland joined this YCAPS-JUMP event in Yokosuka to discuss how radiation exposure was assessed during the most dire phase of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. He looked at the emergency management of the crisis, focusing especially on how the level of risk was assessed by nuclear experts and state-level actors who worked largely out of view of public scrutiny.

March 7, 2017 , 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Japan-U.S. Military Program Guest Lecture and Reception (Atlanta)

Active duty and retired U.S. military personnel who have been stationed in Japan, as well as interested civilians, had the opportunity to join a Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) event hosted in Atlanta at the residence of Consul General Takashi Shinozuka.

February 3, 2017 , 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

U.S. Army Japan Reunion at Fort Myer Officers Club (Virginia)

Active and retired US Army service members and civilians who have been stationed in Japan had the opportunity to reunite at an event hosted at Fort Myer Officers Club.

The event, hosted by the Defense Attaché office of the Embassy of Japan in the United States on Friday, Feb. 3 at the Fort Myer Officers Club, and welcomed guests with a reception and buffet-style dinner. Distinguished guests shared memories from their time serving in Japan, and the Japan-US Military Program (JUMP) also gave a brief presentation, informing all in attendance how the program allows veterans to continue to stay engaged with the U.S.-Japan alliance.

January 19, 2017 , 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

VADM Otsuka seminar: The Japan-U.S. alliance's cultural foundations (Yokosuka)

Vice Admiral Umio Otsuka will offer reflections on why the Japan-U.S. Alliance has been particularly successful despite the allies’ contrasting cultural and historical backgrounds. He argues that the Alliance’s enduring value is less a matter of responding to threats, but in more deeply rooted in creating opportunities to promote freedom and democracy.

The presentation will help American seminar participants gain a deeper understanding of Japan and will provide Japanese participants with a perspective that the Alliance is not at all the extension of occupation, but a “destined” partnership between “the most non-western western country and the most western non-western country.”

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