Connecting those who have served in Japan
The U.S. Japan-Alliance & Indo-Pacific Security Seminar
On October 30, JUMP and the Japan-America Society of Washington D.C. co-hosted the 5th Annual National War College Seminar about security contingencies for the U.S.-Japan alliance in the Indo-Pacific. With 165 attendees, the auditorium and atrium of Roosevelt Hall were packed with people who came to learn and network, despite the rain. With delicious catering and the hype leading up to Game 7 of the World Series, the event atmosphere was jovial. We at JUMP are grateful for all of our partners in helping pull this event off, and making it a great success. Also, Go Nats!

For a full list of speakers and event information, you can check out our recap or browse our gallery of photos from the event on the JUMP website.
Marines Corps Officers Preparing to Leave for Japan
On November 7, JUMP participated in a send-off event hosted by the Defense Section of the Embassy of Japan. The event was thrown in honor of 21 Marine Corps officers who had graduated from The Basic School who will be stationed in Japan starting next year and 30 U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen. Many of them shared why they chose to go to Japan, and they had the opportunity to meet many JUMP members in Navy and Marine Corps leadership. Give them all a warm welcome if you see them!

A full recap of the event can be found on the JUMP website .
Recap: All for Nothing? The Southern Resources Area and the Pacific War
A YCAPS -JUMP seminar on September 24 featured a discussion with Professor Brian P. Farrell and Mr. Charles Burgess of the National University of Singapore on the Southern Resources Area during the Pacific War. The intimate seminar was filled with YCAPS attendees and there was a vigorous question and answer dialogue following the presentation. This was a continuation of YCAPS recent academic focus on issues affecting Southeast Asia.

If you are interested in reading a full recap, please visit the JUMP website.
Save the Dates : Colorado Springs and San Antonio
JUMP Colorado Springs: Our inaugural event will be held on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Falcon Club on the campus of the United States Air Force Academy. This event is co-sponsored by the Japan-America Society of Southern Colorado. The event will feature keynote remarks by senior officials, a catered reception, and traditional Japanese musical performances. This is a lunchtime event.

JUMP San Antonio : Our inaugural event will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020. This event is co-sponsored by the Japan-America Society of San Antonio. The proposed location is the historic Hangar 9 at Brooks City-Base, the oldest aircraft hangar in the country. Further details will be forthcoming.

Stay tuned to our newsletter , social media channels, or website for more details as we get closer.
Upcoming JUMP-YCAPS Events - Sasebo/Yokosuka

The next  YCAPS - JUMP seminars will look at maritime challenges in the Indo-Pacific. The Sasebo event will be held tomorrow on November 19, and the Yokosuka seminar will occur on the 22. Details are on our website and you can RSVP at .
JUMP Spotlight Series: Tell us your stories!

JUMP's Spotlight Series profiles U.S. service members and spouses who are serving or have served in Japan. If you're interested in sharing your experiences, please check out the submission guidelines on the JUMP website .
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