Sgt. Samantha Torres is featured in the latest
Spotlight Series post on the JUMP Blog. Sgt. Torres spoke with JUMP intern Sandra Silva about her experiences while stationed with her family in Okinawa. Sgt. Torres had dreamed of moving to Japan since she was a teenager discovering anime. She embraced the culture and language while in Japan and shares that she hopes to return someday as an English instructor.
View photo gallery: JUMP reception at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on July 26
More than 100 JUMP members gathered for a reception at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans on July 26. The event was co-hosted by Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, the National Association of Japan America Societies, and the Japan Society of New Orleans. Lieutenant General Wallace "Chip" Gregson Jr., U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.), was the featured speaker. Visit the JUMP website to view a
gallery of images by Seidest Photography taken that night.
YCAPS-JUMP Seminar on August 9 examined Japan's foreign policy
YCAPS (Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies) hosted Dr. Guiulio Pugliese on August 9 for a presentation on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's foreign policy strategy.The YCAPS-JUMP Seminar, "
Between Grand Strategy & Grand Standing: Foreign Policy in Japan," included discussion of how Prime Minister Shinzo Abe juggles competing domestic concerns while navigating relations with strategic competitors and allies.
Upcoming JUMP-YCAPS event
Join YCAPS on September 4 for a seminar on "The U.S., Freedom of Navigation & Indo-Pacific Maritime Security." Yoichiro Sato is the speaker.The reception will feature a light meal and drinks and excellent conversation.
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, e-mail our Program Officer, Brian Graf, atJUMP@spfusa.org.