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January

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Venue:GC 274

Lecture by Deberniere Janet Torrey (Assistant Professor of World Languages and Cultures, University of Utah) will be coming to FIU to speak on "The Origins of Christianity in Korea" on Monday, January 23, 2017 from 11:00-12:00 PM in DM 190. Click here to view the flyer.

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Venue:GC Pit Area

Learn about all things Asian related at FIU and have fun doing so. Visit the Asian related club and department tables. Games, Music, Martial Arts Demonstrations, Prizes and More. Check out the video from last semester's event!

February

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Venue:Pg-6 115

Dr. Morten Schlütter is Associate Professor of Chinese Religion and Buddhist Studies at the University of Iowa and Director of Center for Asia-Pacific Studies. He will be giving a lecture on "Chinese Religion and Society" on Monday, February 13, 2017

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Venue:GC Ballrooms

Join us for a day of celebration for the 2017 Chinese New Year! The Year of the Rooster will be a powerful one, with no middle of the road when it comes to moving forward. This event is free and open to the public. Dinner will be provided. Please invite your friends and family members to join us.

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Venue:GL 100 A

Take a trip to old Japan with William Scott Wilson as he travels the ancient Kiso Road, a legendary route that remains much the same today as it was hundreds of years ago. The Kisoji, which runs through the Kiso Valley in the Japanese Alps, has been in use since at least 701 C.E. In the seventeenth century, it was the route that the daimyo (warlords) used for their biennial trips— along with their samurai and porters— to the new capital of Edo (now Tokyo). The natural beauty of the route is reno

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Venue:Green Library 139

Have you ever wanted to go to an academic conference or present your research to peers? Conferences open your world to new ideas and ways to do your research as well you the ability to network with people in your field.

March

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Venue:GC 243

This year's Southern Japan Seminar will be held in March 10, 2017. Click on the flyer for details.

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Venue:GC Ballrooms (East)

Join us for a timely and compelling conversation with Japanese Fulbright Scholars who will share their thoughts on Japan's current and dynamic process of reinvention. Topics covered include: current challenges, women's empowerment, environmental law and corporate innovation. Sponsored by the Green School, the Asian Studies Program and the Consulate General of Japan in Miami.

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Venue:FIU Graham Center

Our first Cool Japan event in the spring of 2016 went amazingly so we have decided to do it again this year. The event is in collaboration with a number of the other Asian related clubs as well as the Japanese Consulate and will feature Japanese pop culture and traditional elements.

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Venue:GC 150

The Asian Studies Graduate Student Organization is working with the Film Department to continue our screening series with the 2nd film in the award winning trilogy about Musashi Miyamoto. Afterwards stay for the karaoke. Snacks will be served. Click for more info. on the event.

April

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC Special Events Center

10th Annual Florida International Chinese Speech and Skit Contest is taking place.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU & SIPA Gallery

Recent events highlighted the remarkable achievements of two outstanding Jewish singer-songwriters, Bob Dylan, the Nobel Laureate for Literature in 2016, and Leonard Cohen, who passed away a few weeks after the prize was announced. This event features an introduction by Distinguished Prof. Tudor Parfitt, lectures on Dylan by Dr. Steven Heine and on Cohen by UC-Santa Barbara Dr. Elliott R. Wolfson. Musical accompaniment by Aaron Fishbein will feature songs by Dylan and Cohen.

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Venue:FIU Graham Center Gallery

Images are by Asian Studies Graduate Student George F. Pearson

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Venue:FIU Graham Center Gallery

Images are by Asian Studies Graduate Student George F. Pearson

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Venue:FIU SIPA Lobby - Gallery Area

The Asian Studies Graduate Student Organization and the Japan Club invites all FIU students to come enjoy an evening together culminating the end of the spring semester. Come say goodbye to all those whom are graduating. Food and drinks will be served.

May

First Day of Summer Term C 2017

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Venue:FIU

First day of Summer C classes.

June

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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:GL 100 B

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens proudly announces the establishment of a yearly Japanese traditional music education program. Join renowned professional musicians, koto player Dr. Joseph Gashō Amato and shakuhachi player Professor Christopher Yohmei Blasdel at FIU for a special presentation. Learn about Japanese traditional musical instruments, the 13-string koto and shakuhachi, with our visiting artists. Observe and hear a demonstration of the instruments by Dr. Minako Waseda.

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Venue:SIPA 505

Fall 2017 courses can now be viewed on our website. For questions or concerns about registration or general advising, please make an appointment with an advisor at asian@fiu.edu or by phone at 305-348-1914.

August

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Venue:FIU

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test is now offered at FIU! The date of the exam will be December 3, 2017. Registration is now open. Find the brochure here!

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Venue:GL 220

Join us for the Fall 2017 Asian Studies Reception! All Faculty and Students are welcome. At 2:30 PM, Dr. Steven Heine will be announcing the new recipient of the Omar K. Carrion Scholarship. Food and Refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact Asian Studies at 305-348-1914 or asian@fiu.edu.

September

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Venue:GL 100 B

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program Information Session is now scheduled for Monday, October 2nd from 9:00-9:50 AM (Location: Green Library 100-B). Questions? Contact Lauren Sorondo, JET Program Coordinator, at JET@mi.mofa.go.jp

2017 AFTJ Bento Contest

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The Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ) will hold a bento contest this Fall 2017. This bento contest celebrates the traditional dietary cultures of the Japanese (Washoku). The registration deadline is on Friday, September 22, 2017. Click here for more details.

October

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Venue:GC 243

ASGSO and the Japan Club will be having a Halloween Bash on October 23,2017 from 6-10 pm. They will be showing the movie "Kiki's Delivery Service." Food will be provided.

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Venue:GC 279 A

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 140

The Cross-Strait relation between Taiwan and Mainland China has become complicated and intense after Tsai Ing-wen, leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), took pover in Taiwan in May 2017. The peace and stability of cross-Taiwan Strait and China's diplomacy towards Taiwan meet new challenges. Please join us in a discussion with six experts from China to explore this issue and the U.S.-China relation as well. Click on the flyer for more details.

November

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Venue:CBC 240

Graduate students will present on their thesis research, followed by an alumni reception with refreshments. All are welcome to both events! Click on the flyer for details.

December

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Venue:College of Business Complex

The Japanese Language Proficiency Test will be held at FIU on December 3, 2017. Click the link above for test site information.

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Venue:GL 100 & GC Classrooms

The Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFT J) presents the 17th annual "Japan Immersion Day": A great day to enjoy Japanese culture, meet other Japanese students, learn more about Japan, and have fun!