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January

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Venue:Frost Museum @ FIU

The Art of Video Games is one of the first exhibitions to explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies. It features some of the most influential artists and designers during five eras of game technology, from early pioneers to contemporary designers. The exhibition focuses on the interplay of graphics, technology and storytelling through some of the best games for twenty gaming systems...

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Venue:GL 220

Dr. Steven Heine, PI of the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) grant, will share tips and strategies for successfully writing grants to the main funder of Humanities research and programming.

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Venue:GC 150

Meet the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan. Lecture presented by Masako Kubota, MA.

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Venue:FIU MMC - Ryder Business Building 120

The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs welcomes you to attend an Initiative for Muslim World Studies sponsored event, "Islam in China: And Overview Over a Forgotten Identity." This lecture will be by Wang Gen Ming, Ningxia University, China.

February

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Venue:Florida International University

This cultural exchange will feature performances by both the famous Golden Buddha Jazz Band from Beijing China and FIU's top student jazz combo, followed by discussion on Jazz music and Jazz in China. Location: Wertheim Performing Arts Center (WPAC), Room 157

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Venue:GL 100

Join us in celebrating the Chinese New Year ! The celebration will be held on Friday, February 12th at GL 100 from 7:00-9:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Chinese snacks and drinks will be provided. Please invite your friends and family members to join us! Co-sponsored by Asian Studies Program and the Department of Modern Languages.

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Venue:Florida International University

A nationwide professional development program for K-12 teachers to encourage teaching and learning about Asia. To apply, please contact Maria Sol at asian@fiu.edu

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Venue:Florida International University

Lecture by Dr. Anne Allison, Professor Duke University Thursday, February 25, 2016 3:00 PM I FlU Modesto A. Maidique Campus I GL 1 00-A Click above to see the flyer.

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Venue:Florida International University

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance Is the second in a series of films that examine Film Noir from a Global Perspective.

GSS Graduate Workshop

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Venue:TBA

More information to come.

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Venue:GC 150

The annual Southern Japan Seminar (SJS) promotes 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 Graham Center (GC) 150 on Friday, February 26, 2016.

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Venue:Florida International University Graham Center

Come enjoy two days dedicated to Japanese Pop Culture! Click here to see the flyer for more information.

March

**CANCELLED**Music in Japanese Buddhism

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Venue:PC 310

*CANCELLED EVENT: Will inform if it gets rescheduled.**Music plays a vital role in all religions. This lecture will present examples of the rich sounding world of Japanese Buddhism and will illuminate how music has shaped the lives of Buddhist clerics and lay devotees from around the eighth century until today.

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Venue:GL 220

FIU's Cuban Research Institute will be organizing a discussion on The Chinese Diaspora in Cuba on March 24, 2016 at 2:00 PM in GL 220. Click here for more details.

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Venue:FIU - GL 100 & Asia Trend/Y.E.S.S. Center (Orlando)

March 2016 is the anniversary of the great east Japan earthquake. The film, Tohoku Tomo, tells the story of the tragedy devastating Japan that occurred on March 11, 2011. There will be two screenings available. Click on the flyer for additional details.

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Venue:FIU PC (Primera Casa) Room 211

Guest Lecturer: Susan Southard author of, "NAGASAKI: LIFE AFTER NUCLEAR WAR" to speak about her book and do a reading in the Japan & U.S. class on March 31st. Her book has just been has been awarded the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, administered by the Columbia University School of Journalism and Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism. When: Thursday, March 31, 2016 Time: 7:50-9:00pm Where: FIU PC (Primera Casa) Room 211

April

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Venue:SIPA 125

The annual Chinese Speech Contest will be held at FIU in SIPA 125 on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

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Venue:Miami Beach Botanical Gardens

Enjoy a day's worth of Japanese-themed activities during our annual Japanese Spring Festival, where we celebrate Miami's friendship with Japan.

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Venue:College of Business Complex (CBC) Room 254 - Florida International University MMC

The Asian Studies Graduate Students Organization presents part 3 of our their Professional Development Series. Do you know what you are going to do once you graduate? We all may have goals in mind but may not know quite how to achieve them or how to make ourselves stand out from the mass of applicants. In our next workshop, we will help you learn how to be the best you can be in today's job market.

Japan Foundation Workshop

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Venue:GC 150

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Venue:Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Celebrating the first bud of spring, the museum’s largest annual event transforms Morikami Park into a unique Japanese festival enjoyable for the whole family. Hatsume Fair features three stages of continuous entertainment, rows of artisan, craft and plant vendors, a Japanese food market, specialty sake and beer selections and so much more!

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Venue:Florida International University

<<Registration for Fall 2016 Semester>> August 21, 2016 - Last day to register without incurring a $100 Late Registration Fee

May

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Venue:FIU Sipa Building Room 503

The Asian Studies Graduate Students Organization invites you to celebrate those graduating from the program and those that have studied abroad from Asia that are leaving FIU soon.

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Venue:Ichimura Garden

Ichimura Gardens is hosting their annual spring festival on Sunday, May 8th, 2016 from 10am to 5pm. Several events will be hosted during the day, including Japanese tea ceremony. If interested please see the attached video of Ichimura's 2015 Japanese tea ceremony demonstrated by FIU alumni, Jennifer Beaty and Johnathan Hardy. Please come out and join the event and we hope to see you there!

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Venue:West End Regional Library - 10201 Hammocks Blvd., Miami, FL 33196

In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, learn the Japanese art of paper sculpture that is created out of a single piece of folded paper without using scissors, tape, glue or staples. Space is limited. Contact the branch for registration.

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Venue:FIU Green Library, 2nd Floor

書道 Shodō (Japanese Calligraphy) was offered at FIU for the first time this past semester. Students flocked to the class and filled it to capacity. You can see what they learned by viewing their final projects now on exhibition at the FIU Green Library, 2nd floor till mid-June. Click more to see a short video of the exhibit.

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Venue:South Dade Regional Library 10750 SW 211 St., Cutler Bay, FL 33189

In honor of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, learn the Japanese art of paper sculpture that is created out of a single piece of folded paper without using scissors, tape, glue or staples. Space is limited. Contact the branch for registration.

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Venue:Morikami Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33446

Morikami welcomes guests on select Friday evenings (from 5:30-8:30pm) throughout the summer to experience and explore their Japanese gardens, cold drink in hand. Sip craft sake selections – some sweet, sparkling, creamy, or even in a can – that you might not find anywhere else in South Florida.

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Venue:Morikami Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33446

Join Morikami on May 14th for the Fourth Annual World Bonsai Day as they celebrate this important Japanese art, and their world-class bonsai collection – which was named a World Bonsai Friendship Federation Cooperation Center in 2013. World Bonsai Day remembers the legacy of bonsai master Saburo Kato, a key figure in the modern history of bonsai. Visit them and learn more about Mr. Kato’s influence as well as the art of bonsai. All activities are FREE with paid museum admission.

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Venue:The Museum of Science and Discovery (Fort Lauderdale)

Dancers! Music! Drummers!May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Join us for Music and Dancing, Food and Flowers, Arts and Crafts, Surfing Lessons and more! It’s an exciting way for the whole family to experience the cultures of Asia and the South Pacific Islands.

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Venue:Miami Lakes Branch Library, 6699 Windmill Gate Rd, Miami Lakes, FL 33014, United States

An interactive performance of Japanese taiko drumming and famous Japanese legend: In 1576 the people of Nabune Japan, on the Noto Hanto coast, cleverly save their village from invading samurai by frightening the enemy away with masks and fires on the beach and...drums. Includes the science of sound, the language of Japanese taiko drumming, and learning rhythm patterns. Recommended for ages 5 and up."

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Venue:The Museum of Science and Discovery (Fort Lauderdale)

Dancers! Music! Drummers!May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Join us for Music and Dancing, Food and Flowers, Arts and Crafts, Surfing Lessons and more! It’s an exciting way for the whole family to experience the cultures of Asia and the South Pacific Islands.

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Venue:Morikami Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, Florida 33446

The true spirit of sado — harmony (wa), reverence (kei), purity (sei), tranquility (jaku) — along with a sip of green tea and a sweet – can bring a calm perspective to a busy life.

June

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Venue:Florida International University

A four-week Summer Institute on Tokyo, entitled Tokyo: High City and Low City: A NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers Tentative Schedule: June 4 – July 1, 2016 Application Deadline: March 1, 2016

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Venue:FIU

A nationwide professional development program for K-12 teachers to encourage teaching and learning about Asia. To apply, please contact Maria Sol at asian@fiu.edu

July

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Venue:Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Florida Supercon is the state's largest annual comic book convention and it takes place right here in Miami at the Miami Beach Convention Center. There are always a multitude of Asian related elements; Anime & other Asian related films, Cosplay Contest, Cosplay seminars, & video games. In the past there has been taiko drum performances, kimono and Harajuku style fashion history and dressing classes. The trade show has Asian snacks like Pocky and Kimonos for sale. http://floridasupercon.com/

August

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Venue:Florida International University

Fall classes begin

September

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Venue:GC 150

ASU would like to welcome new & returning students to the 2016-2017 school year. They would also like to invite everyone to thei first general body meeting, being held on Thursday, September 1st, GC150 from 2:45-4:45. There you can meet their eboard & other members & learn about upcoming meetings and events. We will also be serving free food &refreshments. If you haven't already, be sure to like their Facebook page (facebook.com/asu.fiu) for updates on club activities and announcements.

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Venue:FIU MMC - Graham Center 288

Japan Exchange and Teaching Program Information Session held Monday September 12th at FIU MMC Graham Center 280. Questions? Contact Lauren Sorondo, JET Program Coordinator, at JET@mi.mofa.go.jp

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Venue:GC Pit Area

The Asian Studies Graduate Students Organization (A.S.G.S.O.) in conjunction with the Japan club, bring you an event to learn, participate and enjoy all things related to the continent of Asia here at FIU. Stay tuned for all the details of the event.

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Venue:SIPA 502-3

A nationwide professional development program for K-12 teachers to encourage teaching and learning about Asia. To apply, please contact Maria Sol at asian@fiu.edu

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Venue:Books & Books - Coral Gables location

Dr. Steven Heine will be presenting his latest book, Chan Rhetoric of Uncertainty in the Blue Cliff Record, on September 28, 2016 at 8:00 PM at Books & Books.

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Venue:GC 316

Friends, come join the Chinese Club at FIU for authentic Chinese food, music, and casual discussion as we join together to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节)! We will be hosting this event in GC 316 on Thursday, September 29th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. Please do not forget to RSVP for this event! You can do so by visiting our RoarSync Portal. We hope to see you there! 谢谢! 中秋节快乐! P.S. YES! We will have Moon Cakes!

October

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Venue:FIU BBC and MMC

The Author of this year's Common Reading Book Selection, Yeonmi Park, will be presenting her book "In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom" at FIU on October 4-5, 2016. There will be a Book Signing after her presentation. Click here for more details.

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Venue:MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 2)

The old stone of Johnny Ma’s debut feature is Lao Shi, an unassuming taxi driver whose display of basic compassion in an extreme situation prompts others to regard him as a “moral fossil.” $2 Discount on tickets - click for more info.

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Venue:MDC’S TOWER THEATER (THEATER 2)

The old stone of Johnny Ma’s debut feature is Lao Shi, an unassuming taxi driver whose display of basic compassion in an extreme situation prompts others to regard him as a “moral fossil.” $2 Discount on tickets - click for more info.

Asian Studies Graduate Students Organization General Body Meeting

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Venue:SIPA 502

We need your input. Please join us in discussing all of the workshops & events that are coming up.

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Venue:GC 274
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Practice Speaking Chinese

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Venue:GC 140

Brought to you by the FIU Japan Club. Japan Club will be hosting its second Japanese film. We will be showing a cultural film and will have a discussion on it after the movie ends. Invite your friends and come join us to learn about the Japanese culture!

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Venue:GC 241A

Are you applying for the JET Program? Come to the application workshop! JET alumni will talk about how to write a good statement of purpose and make suggestions on whom to ask for letters of recommendation. There will be a brief presentation followed by one-on-one peer review and Q&As, so please bring a draft of your application and what you have written for your statement of purpose so far.

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Venue:GC Ballroom

Come out for some spooky fun through the looking glass and ART!

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Venue:GC 243

Join the language clubs, Le Cercle Francais, Japan Club, Chinese Club, Pi Delta Phi, Brazilian Culture Club, Spanish Club, Italian Club and others in celebrating Halloween with a big bash!! We will be serving food, drinks and ice cream cake!

November

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Venue:GC 274
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Practice Speaking Chinese

Japan Club Calligraphy Day

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Venue:GC 150

Learn how to do Japanese calligraphy with Japan club.

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Venue:Florida International University - MMC - GC243

Learning Reciprocity and Environmental Preservation from the Ainu of Japan

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Venue:Florida International University - MMC - GC243

Learning Reciprocity and Environmental Preservation from the Ainu of Japan

Japan Club Sushi and Onigiri Day

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Venue:GC 316

Japanese food is oiishi (delicious). Join Japan club for some yummy sushi and onigiri.

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Venue:SIPA 100

This workshop is brought to you by the Asian Studies Graduate Students Organization.

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Spring 2017 (January 9 - April 29, 2017) Click here for featured courses and important dates.

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Venue:MMC Green Library

The University is celebrating the linguistic diversity of our community, as well as promoting language learning resources for those who want to add to their repertoire. · Socialize with other students and faculty who speak the same language(s) as you · Win prizes at language trivia

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Venue:GL 100 and GC Classrooms

A great time to enjoy Japanese culture, meet other Japanese students, learn more about Japan, and more! Presented by the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ).

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Venue:GC 140

Brought to you by the FIU Japan Club. Japan Club will be hosting its second Japanese film. We will be showing a cultural film and will have a discussion on it after the movie ends. Invite your friends and come join us to learn about the Japanese culture!

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Venue:GC Panther Suite

Japan Club will have free food, games and giveaways for all to enjoy.

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Venue:GC 150

The A.S.G.S.O. is working with the Film Department to have a movie screening at the end of November and we are going to attach the end of semester party to it. This will be a potluck, please bring a snack to share with everyone. Click for info. on the film being shown.

December

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Venue:https://www.blakemorefoundation.org

Grants for college graduate, graduate students, and working professionals for an academic year of advanced language study. The Blakemore Foundation provides its fellows with tuition plus a stipend to cover travel and living expenses at eligible language programs in East and Southeast Asia. Application deadline December 30, 2016