JASH in partnership with the National Association of Japan-America Societies (NAJAS) and the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, USA hosted a gathering for Japanese military service members aboard the visiting JS Kashima and locally based service and civilian members of the U.S. military who have served in Japan. The Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) took place at the Official Residence of the Consul General of Japan in Honolulu on Monday, October 15, 2018.
JUMP connects past and present service members, families, and government civilians who have served in Japan. The program provides a powerful foundation for sustaining the solid alliance and relationship that exists between the U.S. and Japan.
Special thanks to Consul General Koichi Ito and Mrs. Ito for graciously hosting the event at their residence; Peter Kelley, President of NAJAS; and Chris Rodeman, Director of JUMP and Research Fellow at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation for attending and making this event possible.
Photos courtesy of Colby Takeda and David Nakanishi