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The sixteenth volume of the Japan Studies Review (JSR) is now available online. JSR is the annual peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the joint efforts of the Asian Studies Program and the Southern Japan Seminar at FIU.
The Fu Foundation Scholarship for Study Abroad in Asia for Summer and Fall 2012 have been awarded.
Asian Studies M.A. student Adam Johnson was recognized by Dr. Mark Rosenberg as a “Worlds Ahead Graduate” at commencement in May.
Dr. Hitomi Yoshio has been hired to teach Japanese language and literature courses for the new Japanese Area Studies Major.
A new interdisciplinary major in Japanese Area Studies, which is a branch of the Asian Studies B.A. degree, has been approved and will be offered beginning in Fall 2013.
Dr. Steven Heine recently published "Remembering Dogen's Death" on Oxford University Press' Blog: Academic Insights for the Thinking World based on his book "Dogen: Texual and Historical Studies."
In Spring 2013, new professor Dr. Hitomi Yoshio, will offer Japanese language and literature required for the new Japanese Area Studies Major.
Julia Beabout was awarded the U.S. Department of State's Critical Language Scholarship for an intensive summer in Xi’an, China studying Mandarin Chinese.
This new summer program is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Japan’s history, traditions, art, and philosophy, particularly the practice of Zen through the tea ceremony, one of Kyoto’s traditional arts. Apply for Summer A 2013.
Asian Studies Program and other departments recently held two successful events in the past two months - "Iwami Kagura" Shinto Dance Performance in September and a Linguistics Symposium: "A Comparison of Foreign Language Teaching Methodologies and Policies in the EU & Asia" in October.
Japan Immersion day was held on Monday, December 10th from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM in GC and GL. In its 12th year it has introduced students to Japanese culture and students through various workshops and activities
Dr. Matthew Marr recently published a blog on the Council on Foreign Relations's Asia Unbound website titled, "Two Improbable Locales for Japanese Optimism."