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 2021

Great Power Competition in the Indo-Pacific:
Implications for US-Japanese Regional Leadership

2021 JUMP Event Theme

The United States-Japan Alliance has served to underpin security in East Asia, leading to over a half century of relative stability and prosperity in the region. However, China is increasingly challenging the existing rules-based regional order and competing for influence across multiple dimensions.

On November 18th 2021, the Japan-America Society of Washington DC and the National War College hosted the seventh annual Japan-U.S. Military Program event in partnership with the National War College Alumni Association, the National Association of Japan-America Societies, Sasakawa USA and the Japanese Embassy. Great Power Competition in the Indo-Pacific: Implications for U.S.-Japanese Regional Leadership explored ways in which the United States and Japan can work together, and with others, to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific region in the face of these new challenges.


JUMP Event 2020

US-Japan Partnership on Strengthening Economic Architecture in Asia

2020 JUMP Event Theme

In the six decades since the signing of the U.S.-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, the United States-Japan Alliance has served to underpin security in East Asia, leading to over a half century of relative stability and prosperity for the region. Beyond the alliance, however, is an economic architecture that has also played an important role in the region’s stability and prosperity. On October 15th, Japan-America Society of Washington DC will host Washington, D.C.’s annual Japan-U.S. Military Program event in partnership with the National War College, the National War College Alumni Association, the National Association of Japan-America Societies, and Sasakawa USA. The event will explore the role played in East Asian security by the region’s trade relationships and economic forums, aiming to help understand the interplay between economic strategy and broader U.S.-Japan strategic considerations for the region.

2019 Highlights



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.