Dr. Steven Heine has a new forthcoming book titled "Zen Koans" (University of Hawai'i Press, October 2014). Click here to read a review.
On March 7th, 2014, Asian Studies Program held the Southern Japan Seminar. The Seminar featured a series of lectures from visiting scholars on various topics on Japan.
The scholarship, currently being offered by MEXT, is a great opportunity for the undergraduate students interested in improving their knowledge of Japan in a Japanese university. The application deadline is March 7th.
Lamarr Nuñez is a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for the spring 2014 semester. He is attending Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan, to fulfill his Japanese Studies Certificate and English major requirements. Nuñez also received the JASSO Scholarship. To read the full article, please click here.
Join the FIU Chinese Corner 中文角 on Mondays & Wednesdays at the northeastern patio of the library facing the DM building from 4:00-5:00 pm.
The FIU Korean Culture Club is now fully established and will be having their first general meeting on February 7th.
A Memorial for Professor Yoshizu Yoshihide (1944-2014) of Komazawa University will be held at the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Conference in Philadelphia this March 30, 2014.
Gabriela Romeu, 2013 graduate of the Asian Studies M.A. program at FIU, was featured in an Okinawa Times newspaper article in September. Gabriela also wrote an article for AJET Connect Magazine in November on the textbook controversy in Japan.
Current Asian Studies graduate students Alexandra Dvoriantchikova and Zenel Garcia presented their original research papers at the 2013 ISA (International Studies Association) Regional Conferences.
Two 2013 M.A. Asian Studies graduates, Gabriela Romeu and Alexis Moore, were chosen for the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program that started this September. Both FIU alumni are currently in Japan successfully continuing the Program.