It was a great day to enjoy Japanese culture, meet other Japanese students, learn more about Japan, and have fun! Held on: December 12, 2016 19:30 AM - 1 :30 PM 1 Held at: FlU Modesto A. Maidique Campus 1 GL 100 and GC classrooms The workshops this year included: Japanese culture,Sushi-making,Kimono try-on,Marial arts - Kendo,Video Games,Anime,Chopstick decoration/Hachimaki making,Calligraphy Japanese bracelet making/origami crafts,Sumie (Japanese brush painting)
This workshop featured four alumni. Each of the alumni discussed their time at FIU and how they arrived at the place they are now in life. It was a great conversation regarding positives and negatives of college life, internships, part-time work, study abroad and so much more. Please click above to see a few pictures from the event.
On Friday, November 4th, the Ainu, the indigenous people from Japan visited the FIU MMC campus to teach us about their traditional culture. They left all who attended with a great appreciation for their history and traditions.
On occasion, we spotlight our alumni and all of the great things they have been doing since they graduated the FIU Asian Studies Program. Today's update is Christian Deleveaux.
Recap from Dr. Heine's book signing for the "Rhetoric of Uncertainty in the Blue Cliff Record: Sharpening a Sword at the Dragon Gate" at Books & Books on 9/23/16
"Welcome to Asia @ FIU" event was held on 9/23/16 in the GC Pit area of MMC. This event was held by the Asian Studies Graduate Students Organization (A.S.G.S.O.) in Collaboration with Japan Club and Modern Language Graduate Students Organization.
Rosh Hasanna is the Jewish festival of new year and is celebrated this year from October 2 to 4. To mark the occassion, Aravindan Neelakandan caught up with Prof. Nathan Katz, who has been working both in the academics as well as cultural field for the promotion of Hindu-Jewish ties.
The current 2016 issue (Volume XX) of the Japan Studies Review (JSR) is now available as a PDF file. For hard copies, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2016 Edition: Includes information on the "Tokyo: High City and Low City" NEH Summer Institute, the Japan Foundation's Institutional Project Support Program Grant Activities, student accomplishments and awards (including a World's Ahead Graduate and the Omar K. Carrion Scholarship), Undergraduate/Graduate Student and Alumni News, as well as a spotlight on Dr. Asuka Mashav, and other faculty news.
Check out the A.S.G.S.O. Asian Studies Farewell Party that happened on May 2, 2016. Thank you to everyone who came out to say goodbye to those people who were graduating and farewell to those going back home to Asia. We had a blast and we will miss you all. ---- Lisa Niven (President, A.S.G.S.O.)