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January

K-12 Language for Business Conference

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Venue:Sofitel Miami Hotel

FIU CIBER is thrilled to announce our 3rd Annual K-12 Language for Business Conference that will be held on January 15, 2011 at the Sofitel Hotel in Miami, Florida. Our 3rd Annual Conference will support five track languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Arabic. This one day conference is free to all K-12 Foreign Language Teachers, as well as professors from Community Colleges and Universities across the nation.

Why the Chinese are So Interested in the Jews

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Guest speaker from Nanjing University, Prof. Xu Xin, will be giving a lecture at FIU. Co-sponsors: Asian Studies Program, Sephardic Studies Program, Dept. of Religious Studies, TAK

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Guest speaker Liza Dalby will be lecturing on "The Geisha Influence on Kimono Fashion," on Friday, January 28, 2011. She will also presenting for the National Corsortium for Teaching about Asia seminar that will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011.

February

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Venue:Consulate-General of Japan Eiichi Kawahara's Residence

AFTJ members were recently invited to the Consulate-General of Japan Eiichi Kawahara's house on February 28, 2011 for a meeting to exchange information and opinions to improve Japanese education in Florida.

March

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

The annual Southern Japan Seminar (SJS) promotes the research and educational activities of Japan-related scholars in the Southeastern United States. This year’s event will be held in Florida International University’s MMC Campus at the MARC Pavilion on Saturday, March 5, 2010.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Performance by Peter Rogen (spoken word), Brian Neal (flute) with Persian musicians at FIU

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Pit

Let’s help the people of Japan overcome the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami. ALL proceeds will go to the International American Red Cross for Japan Tsunami and Earthquake Relief. To donate baked goods contact Jennifer Garcia at asian@fiu.edu

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballrooms

Throughout its history Japan has suffered many natural disasters, including the most recent tsunami. However, Japan has always remained a resiliant nation. How will the country respond? What can be learned from these tragic events? Join the School of International and Public Affairs for a teach-in on the crisis featuring a panel of FIU experts.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 100

On Saturday, March 26, 2011 the 2011 Florida Statewide Japanese Speech & Skit Contest will be conducted in the GL (Green Library) 100, at Florida International University (Modesto A. Maidique Campus, former University Park Campus) in Miami.

April

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Lecture by Ambassador Ahmad Kamal, United Nations Institute of Training and Research.

Jain Art “Visions of the Conqueror”: Phyllis Granoff

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Frost Art Museum

Art exhibit by Phyllis Granoff (Yale) - “Visions of the Conqueror” Jain Art

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA

Please join us on April 30, 2011 for Japan Culture Day, a day dedicated to promoting Japanese culture through cultural workshops and demonstrations in origami, wearing kimono (traditional Japanese clothing), ikebana (flower arrangement), Iaido, Kendo, Aikido, and much more.

June

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

National Consortium for the Teaching about Asia. Asian Studies at Florida International University

July

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

The Japan Studies Review is a refereed journal published annually by the Southern Japan Seminar and Asian Studies at Florida International University.

August

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

The AFTJ, Inc. is the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese. We are a registered, non-profit educational organization devoted to the study and teaching of Japanese language and culture from K-16 level.

September

Sufi Approach to Healing 9/11

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Wertheim Performing Arts Center

This event is sponsored by the Program in the Study of Spirituality and the College of Architecture + The Arts. It is set to take place 4-7 p.m. in the Wertheim Performing Arts Center at Modesto A. Maidique Campus on Sunday, September 11, 2011.

October

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 150

The Consulate General of Japan in Miami, the JET Program and Asian Studies at Florida International University presents: JET PROGRAM - INFORMATION SESSION

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, PG-5 Market Station 153

ASIAN STUDIES / MEUCE / CEPEX Presents: "The Future of Nuclear Power in a Post-Fukushima World" with Guest panelists.

November

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Faculty Club

Asian Studies Fall Reception - Welcome New Faculty

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Florida International University’s Asian Studies Program, in collaboration with the Buddha Soto Zen Center, invites you to join in the upcoming “Bringing Dōgen Down to Earth” conference

December

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

A nationwide professional development program for K-12 teachers to encourage teaching and learning about Asia.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Study Abroad in China & Japan

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 100 & GC Pit

A great time to enjoy Japanese culture, meet other Japanese students, learn more about Japan, and more!