Japan-US Military Program (JUMP) with the Japan-America Society of Hawaii
Zoom Webinar from 16 February 2021. Published with permission from our guest speakers. The Q&A has been removed from this public release of the recording.
Thanks to the generous support of Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and National Association of Japan-America Societies, this event was free and open to the public.
For this year's program, Admiral Philip Davidson, 25th Commander of the United States Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) and Vice Admiral Yoji Koda, former Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Commander in Chief, Self-Defense Fleet (Ret.) spoke on "The US-Japan Alliance: History, Current Challenges, and Opportunities." The program was moderated by Barbara Tanabe, owner and founder of Hoʻakea Communications, LLC and JASH Board Director.
We are welcomed opening remarks by Dr. Satohiro Akimoto, Chairman and President of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, and Peter Kelley, President of the National Association of Japan-America Societies. We also welcomed Consul General Yutaka Aoki, Consul General of Japan in Honolulu.
The Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) connects past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan through social networks and grassroots events. JUMP is the only national program to do so, providing a powerful foundation for sustaining the alliance between the U.S. and Japan. To learn more about JUMP, visit https://www.jumprogram.org/.