Connecting those who served in Japan
Visit us at the Cherry Blossom Festival
this Saturday in Washington, D.C.
Join us this Saturday at the Sakura Matsuri Japanese Street Festival in the Capitol Riverfront Neighborhood of Washington, D.C. We'll be manning a booth in the Education section of the festival all day, where we'll have traditional fun activities like Kingyo Sukui (Goldfish scooping) and plenty of swag to give away!

Click here for the full program and festival map (we're booth number A31) or here for more details!  

We hope to see you there!

JUMP members enjoy social night in 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. Thank you to all who attended!

The free event was open to all JUMP members. We hope to host another similar event within a few months -----  make sure to pass along sign up information to your friends so they also will be invited!

Looking back on Operation Tomodachi, five years later
JUMP Program Director James Kendall's experience working with Operation Tomodachi was detailed in a March 8 article series in the Sankei Shimbun.
The articles detail how Kendall and other U.S. Forces assisted relief efforts following the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.  
Read the translation here.

Last month, the Hon. Harry H. Horinouchi, Consul General of Japan, hosted a reception honoring U.S. Service Members who have been stationed in Japan. The event included an evening of cultural activities, networking, and camaraderie among colleagues from both the U.S. and Japan. Thanks to everyone who attended!

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