Connecting those who have served in Japan
#HolidaysinJapan Photo Contest
In celebration of the holidays, the Japan-U.S. Military Program is sponsoring our 3rd #HolidaysinJapan photo contest. Japan can be an amazing place to celebrate the holidays and we'd love to see your photos detailing your experiences during this season in Japan.

Please submit photos to JUMP@spfu or on Facebook or Twit ter . To be eligible to win, you must join the JUMP network. Tag all social media entries with #HolidaysinJapan and @JUMProgram! Deadline to submit is January 15.

Read more about the contest here .

Gallery: #HolidaysinJapan Photo Contest
JUMP in Pensacola: Walk in the U.S., Talk on Japan
On November 30th, JUMP and the Japan-America Society of Northern Florida hosted an event on U.S.-Japan relations featuring a group of delegates from Japan with experiences in civil service and Japan’s Self-Defense Force, as well as other fields. View a gallery of images and read a recap of JUMP in Pensacola: Walk in the U.S., Talk on Japan on the JUMP website.
JUMP Blog: An SDF spouse shares her perspective on military life
Mrs. Eri Ozaki recently shared her experiences as a military spouse of a Self Defense Force Officer on the JUMP Blog . Delivering comments at JUMP in Pensacola, she recounted her experiences living in the U.S. and Japan and elaborated on how military spouses see the U.S.-Japan relationship.

Upcoming YCAPS-JUMP event in Yokuska

Join JUMP and the Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Affairs (YCAPS) on January 17 for an evening seminar by VADM Fumio Ota on Japan's changing defense posture and the threat from North Korea. Click here for more info.

JUMP Spotlight Series: Tell us your stories!

JUMP's Spotlight Series profiles U.S. service members who are serving or have served in Japan. If you're interested in sharing your experiences, e-mail our Program Officer, Brian Graf, at .

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