Connecting those who have served in Japan
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JUMP Washington, D.C.: The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Contemporary Defense Contingencies in the Indo-Pacific
JUMP Washington, D.C.: On Wednesday, October 30, 2019, we will host an event at the National War College in cooperation with the Japan America Society of Washington DC. "The U.S.-Japan Alliance and Contemporary Defense Contingencies in the Indo-Pacific" will feature remarks by a panel of experts and a catered reception. For more information, please check out our JUMP website .

We are also excited to announce that we will host JUMP events for the first time in Colorado Springs and San Antonio at the beginning of next year. If you are interested in getting involved, please e-mail us .

Stay tuned to our newsletter , social media channels, or website for more details as we get closer.
Joint Operation Rising Thunder honors Nisei Veterans
On September 8th, JUMP, in cooperation with the  Japan-America Society of the State of Washington , hosted an event in conjunction with Joint Operation Rising Thunder. Held in the Nisei Veterans Committee Memorial Hall in Seattle, the celebration honored the service of Japanese-American veterans and helped build bridges between American and Japanese active duty service members. Over 200 attendees came to listen to fascinating speeches and enjoy traditional Japanese entertainment.

For a full list of speakers and a gallery of photos, please visit the JUMP website!
5th JUMP Pensacola event attracts large crowd
On September 21st, JUMP in cooperation with the Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida, hosted our 5th Annual JUMP Pensacola event at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The celebration attracted over 200 service members and civilians. The event featured base reunions and traditional Japanese entertainment in the form of taiko drumming as well as a stirring piano performance by Choko Aiken.

For a full list of speakers and a gallery of photos, visit the JUMP website!
Recap: Overcoming Cross-Cultural Differences in Japan
A YCAPS -JUMP seminar on August 29, 2019 featured author Leland Gaskins as he addressed cross-cultural communication and spoke about his book Step Up: Overcoming Cross-Cultural Differences between Western and Japanese Businesspeople. Mr. Gaskins has decades of experience in the business world and as an American expat in Japan and his seminar resonated with many of our members.

If you are interested in reading a full recap, please visit the JUMP website.
Upcoming JUMP-YCAPS Event

The next  YCAPS - JUMP seminar will look at the history of World War II and Japan's activities in the Southern Resources Area. The event will be held tomorrow on September 24, 2019. Details and RSVP on the JUMP website or email .
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 Program Assistant, Troy Robinson, at .
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