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January

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 Frost Art Museum (Room 107) on Friday, March 2, 2018.

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February

The registration for the AFTJ Speech and Skit Contest is 3/16/18. The contest will take place on 4/8/18 at 1pm at the Whitten Learning Center 110 in Coral Gables. Click on this link for more information.

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March

Professor Matthew Marr’s article entitled “Gentrification, Housing Situation, and Uncertainty: The “Cries” of Kamagasaki Residents about Nishinari Tokku Kousou and Neighborhood Change” was recently published as the lead article in the Japanese language journal “Space, Society, and Geographical Thought.”

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April

On April 23rd, the Asian Studies GSO hosted a graduation party for graduating members. The Asian Studies Program would like to congratulate everyone in the Class of 2018 for their accomplishments!

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Samuel Cohen graduated in Spring 2017 with a BA in Asian Studies and a Chinese Studies Certificate. Learn more about what Samuel has been up to since graduation.

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Congratulations to our Spring 2018 recipients of the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs Awards, Dario Encalada, Eshrat Nikrooye-Asli, Jana Nudelman, Michaela Prostak, and Ashley Webb.

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Dr. Matthew D. Marr will present research on his recent publication at Harvard University on April 6, 2018. Click on this link for more information.

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Diana Bermudez graduated in 2016 with a Certificate in Asian Studies. Learn more about what Diana has been up to since graduation.

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June

Nadine "Nada" Matas graduated with a degree in Asian Studies, a degree in English, a minor in Religious Studies, and two academic certificates. Learn more about what Nadine has been up to since graduation.

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ASN 2002 Intro to Asian Societies has been approved as a University Core Curriculum course and will count for Social Science Group Two.

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July

Congratulations to Dr. Zenel Garcia - FIU Worlds Ahead graduate for Summer 2018! Zenel earned his bachelor’s degree in international relations and Asian studies from FIU in 2010. With his family’s encouragement, he pursued a joint master’s degree in Asian Studies (completed in 2014) and a Ph.D. in international relations at the university. Click here to read his story!

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