As part of an annual event, the Japan U.S. Military Program (JUMP) is pleased to virtually host "Operation TOMODACHI: A Ten-Year Commemoration" in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan and Sasakawa USA. Ambassador Koji Tomita will deliver special remarks to open the event. Commanders of the U.S. and Japan military divisions that led Operation TOMODACHI, Admiral Patrick M. Walsh, USN (Ret.), and General Ryoichi Oriki, JGSDF (Ret.), will reflect on the success of Operation TOMODACHI which was achieved by jointly overcoming the challenges of the Great East Japan Earthquake and maximizing the effects of the collaborative operations between the U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Force. Major General Hiroyuki Sugai will also deliver remarks.