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The Japan US Military Program (JUMP) 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.  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.  The program was launched in April 2015.  


The Japan Society of New Orleans was selected to host a JUMP event for 2018.  The Honorary Consul to Japan in New Orleans, Donna Fraiche, is the Honorary Chairperson for this event. 

Our event will be held at the National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen on Thursday, 26 July 2018 from 1730-2030.  This is a FREE event for those service members, their dependents and DOD civilians who served in Japan.  Food and beverages were provided. 

Registration is required for this event.  

To register, please visit Japan US Military Program Reception


Principal Speaker for 2018:  Lieutenant General Wallace "Chip" Gregson Jr., US Marine Corps (Ret.)  LtGen Gregson served as Commander, Marine Forces Japan from 2001-2003 and is currently Senior Advisor at Avascent Global Advisors, Washington, DC. Confirmed

Other Distinguished Speakers include:  

Consul General Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Consul-General of Japan, Nashville, TN  CONFIRMED

Honorary Consul to Japan, Donna Fraiche  CONFIRMED


For more information on JUMP and its upcoming events around the country, visit www.JUMProgram.org.

Information about our previous event:  

Principal Speaker for the 2016 event:

Lieutenant General Burton M. Field, US Air Force (Ret.)  LtGen Field served as Commander, US Forces Japan from 2010-2012 and is currently Vice President of Strategic Planning for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company in Ft. worth, TX. Confirmed 

Other Distinguished Speakers include:

Representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan:  Masami Kinefuchi, Consul-General of Japan, Nashville, TN

Thank you to the over 80 attendees to this event for making it a huge success!  Thanks also goes out the Planning Committee for a great effort to ensure the success of this event. 

If you would like to see pictures from this event, please click below: 


"Japan Society of New Orleans" is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation. 

PO Box 56785 New Orleans, LA 70156-6785

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