The Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) is a collaborative effort between Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, the Embassy of Japan in the United States, and the National Association of Japan-America Societies. Launched in April 2015, the program connects past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan.
Through social networks and events, JUMP builds relationships and provides opportunities for service members to engage with each other. JUMP provides a powerful foundation for sustaining the solid alliance and relationship that exists between the U.S. and Japan.
Past JUMP Events
On March 3, JUMP hosted a virtual event in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan and Sasakawa USA. Ambassador Koji Tomita, Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, USN (Ret.), Commanders of the U.S. and Japan military divisions that led Operation TOMODACHI, General Ryoichi Oriki, JGSDF (Ret.), and Major General Hiroyuki Sugai, Defense and Air Attaché at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., delivered special remarks and reflected on the success of Operation TOMODACHI.
Date: November 16, 2017
Sasakawa USA’s Japan-U.S. Military Program (JUMP) hosted the third annual panel discussion at the National War College, “Persistent Challenges for the Northeast Asia Region: Japan, China, the Korean Peninsula, and U.S. Perspectives.”
Date: September 10, 2017
In coordination with the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington and the Nisei Veterans Committee, Sasakawa USA’s Japan-US Military Program (JUMP) hosted an event in Seattle, Washington honoring the Nisei Veterans—second-generation Japanese-Americans who served in the segregated 100th Battalion/442nd Regimental Combat Team (RCT) and the Military Intelligence Service (MIS), during World War II.