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New Class! Special Topics: Japanese Anime and Manga


This introductory course will represent a historical, cultural, and societal perspective of anime and manga in Japan, dating pre-modern to pre- and post-WWII to modern times. By looking at the international realm's intake of the Japanese Cool Japan movement, we can see the reach of an entire society through 'kawaii' culture. By the end of this course, students will examine and unravel Japanese anime and manga, while gaining a firm grounding in its history.

Volume XXII (2018) of Japan Studies Review is Now Available


The current 2018 issue (Volume XXII) of the Japan Studies Review (JSR) is now available online. For hard copies, contact

Congratulations to the Omar K. Carrion Award Winners!


The 2018-2019 Omar K. Carrion Award winner is Sofiya Burmistrova. The runner-ups are Adriana Schiavo and Hedda Stokkland.

Upcoming Events

Korean Tutoring

10/15/2018 03:30 PM

Korean Language tutoring and study groups!

JET Program Application Workshop - October 22, 2018

10/22/2018 07:00 PM

JETAA-FL is hosting an application workshop for applicants interested in the JET Program. Please bring your application and draft or outline of your statement of purpose. In this workshop, we will answer application questions and work with you to create strong statements of purpose/essay.

Defense: Chiyo-ni and Yukinobu: History and Recognition of Japanese Woman Artists by Kara Medema

10/25/2018 12:30 PM

This presentation will examine factors that contributed to the relative lack of scholarship and recognition of Japanese woman artists of the Edo Period (1603–1868).

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Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
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11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Phone: 305-348-1914
Fax: 305-348-6586

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