Past Events

Connecting those who have served in Japan.

February 26, 2016 , 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Japan Festival at Marine Corps Base Quantico (Virginia)

Japanese culture and fun were shared with all at the family-friendly Japan Festival on February 26, 2016 at Ellis Hall on Marine Corps Base Quantico (map).

The event included a ninja skit, Okinawan classical dance demonstration, a play featuring traditional Japanese music, Japanese food, traditional games and toys for children, and more. Teams from both the JUMP Program and the Embassy of Japan also attended.

February 16, 2016 , All Day

Reception in honor of service members and their families who have been stationed in Japan (Tampa)

On February 16, 2016, the Consul General of Japan in Miami, Mr. Ken Okaniwa, hosted a reception at Port Tampa Bay in honor of members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses who have been stationed at American bases in Japan. The event included a presentation on the current state of the U.S.-Japan alliance and networking between members of the U.S. Armed Forces and the Japanese community in the Tampa Bay area.

January 14, 2016 , 8:00 am - 10:00 am

U.S. Bases in Okinawa: What Must Be Done, and Quickly (Washington, D.C.)

On January 14, 2016, Sasakawa USA (a sister organization to JUMP) celebrated the release of “U.S. Bases in Okinawa: What Must Be Done, and Quickly,” a new report co-authored by Sasakawa USA Chairman Admiral Dennis Blair and JUMP Director James Kendall, with a roll-out breakfast.

November 19, 2015 , 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

JUMP on Board the USS Iowa (Los Angeles)

The USS Iowa gained a a new crew of past and present United States and Japanese service members on November 19 when JUMP held its inaugural Los Angeles event aboard the retired battleship museum.

The JUMP (Japan-U.S. Military Program) event, hosted by the Japan America Society of Southern California with support from Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and the Consulate-General of Japan in Los Angeles, brought together those with the shared experience of having served in Japan for a social night of building new relationships.

View details and a photo gallery here.

November 17, 2015 , 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

JUMP Reception at the National War College (Washington, D.C.)

More than 120 potential “goodwill ambassadors” for Japanese relations in the United States attended a standing-room only JUMP panel and reception November 17 sponsored by Sasakawa USA and the Japan-America Society of Washington, D.C.

Click here to view the details and photo gallery.

September 4, 2015 , 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

JUMP Takes Flight at Pensacola Aviation Museum (Florida)

The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida will be organizing a JUMP event in Pensacola, Florida for September 4, 2015. The event will be held at the National Aviation Museum in Pensacola and include a presentation in the Blue Angels atrium followed by a reception on the USS Cabot flight deck.

August 10, 2015 , 7:10 pm

JUMP-Japanese Community Night at Petco Park (San Diego)

On Monday, August 10, the Japan Society of San Diego coordinated “JUMP – Japanese Community Night at Petco Park” at the San Deigo Padres game. The event included entry to the baseball game, a pre-game gathering at Petco Park auditorium and an all-you-can-consume barbeque in a private rooftop area.

April 22, 2015 , 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Pre-Kickoff Dinner at Defense Attache’s Residence (Washington, D.C.)

On April 22, Japanese Defense Attaché Rear Admiral Yuki Sekiguchi invited a group of retired senior U.S. military officers to his home in order to commemorate the creation of the Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP).

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