Presented by the Japan-America Society of Washington DC in collaboration with NAJAS and the JUMP Program.

Each year JASWDC holds a Japan-US Military Program (JUMP) panel discussion at the National War College, inviting experts on the US-Japan relationship to share their views on a diverse range of topics and issues.

Now in our 5th year, the JUMP event stands in contrast to many of the Society’s Signature events and language & cultural programming. Through this event, we have the opportunity to interact with an audience separate to our regular membership – one comprised primarily of National War College students and Military affiliated individuals. As interest and attendance continues to grow, this event is something that we look forward to with growing anticipation each year.

JUMP Event 2019

The US-Japan Alliance and Security in the Indo-Pacific Region

2019 JUMP Event Theme

Distinguished specialists on Japan, China, the Korean Peninsula,
Southeast Asia, and the U.S. Japan Alliance will discuss U.S. Japan
defense contingencies that impact U.S. forward deployed forces and
regional relationships. Dinner and reception will follow.

Welcoming Remarks

Rear Admiral Cedric Pringle
U.S. Navy Commandant, National War College

Major General Yoshiki Adachi
Defense & Military Attaché, Embassy of Japan


Dr. Cynthia Watson
Dean of Faculty & Academics, National War College


Ms. Emma Chanlett-Avery
Congressional Research Service

AMB Mark Lippert
Boeing International

Ms. Bonnie Glaser
Center for Strategic & International Studies

Mr. Chris Johnstone
Office of the Secretary of Defense

2019 Highlights

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