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January

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Please join the Florida JET Alumni Association, in conjunction with Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA and USJETAA for this webinar discussing the legacy of the Japanese American “Nisei” soldiers who served in WWII, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Lynn Heirakuji, President and Board Member of the Nisei Veterans Legacy, with commentary by Diane Hirabayashi Carter (Morikami Museum) and Dr. Mitzi Uehara Carter (FIU). Click here to register.

February

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Venue:FIU GC Ballrooms

Join us for the Lunar New Year Gala celebrating the Year of the Tiger on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at the GC Ballrooms from 7-10 PM. Event is hosted by the FIU Chinese Club, ASGSO, VSA, KCC, and Sino-US Salon. Open to all students. Sponsored by CSO.

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Join us on February 17, 2022, for a special webinar presented by Mr. Philip T. Y. Wang, a retired career diplomat of the Republic of China on Taiwan Goverment. Mr. Wang will be giving an int.eractive discussion on the history and philosophy of "The Art of War" by Sun Tzu. Click here to access the flyer and Zoom meeting details.

March

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Join us for this year's Southern Japan Seminar titled, "Teaching-Researching-Living in Japan"" on Tuesday, March 8, 2022 from 6:00 PM-7:30 PM via Zoom (ID 714 179 7621). This panel will include presentations by Dr. Hitomi Yoshio (Waseda University, Japan) and Dr. Pamela D. Winfield (Elon University). Click on the flyer for more details!

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Venue:FIU

The Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ) is organizing the Spring Online Contests, which include: (I) Speech Video; (II) Manga; (III) Karaoke Video); and (IV) Promotional Video. Registration Deadline is Friday, March 11, 2022. Please click here to learn more about the 2022 AFTJ Speech, Manga, and Video Contests Rules.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida, 301 Washington Avenue | Zoom

On Monday, March 21, 2022 from 7:00-8:00 PM (EST), Dr. Steven Heine will be giving a talk titled, "‘I Shoulda Been a Doctor’: Bob Dylan, Jewish Folk Singer” (with Asian cultural content included). Dr. Heine’s lecture explores various aspects of Jewish influences on the spirituality expressed in Bob Dylan's lyrics. This event is part of the "Mondays at the Museum" series at the Jewish Museum of Florida (also available online via Zoom). Click here to register.

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Venue:FIU MMC, SIPA 103

Join us for a conversation with writer and activist Dr. Ma Thida. A former Amnesty International prisoner of conscience, Dr. Thida is now a visiting scholar-in-residence at Yale University. She will shed light on the current dilemmas of Myanmar and address the question of its future, in both regional and global contexts. Register online at go.fiu.edu/myanmar- or in person at go.fiu.edu/myanmar-live.

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Join us on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 from 6:00-7:00 PM (EST) via Zoom (ID 714 179 7621) for an interactive discussion on the topic of "Covid Conditions in Japan." This event is presented by FIU alumna and instructor, Dr. Marcela López Bravo, who completed her PhD at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

April

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"The Theory and Practice of Zen Buddhism: A Festschrift in Honor of Steven Heine," edited by Charles Prebish and On-cho Ng (Springer Press 2022), brings together an impressive group of fifteen scholars to critically engage with a wide ranging and broad perspective on the historical and contemporary phenomenon of Zen. This curated Festschrift is a tribute, both retrospective and prospective, acknowledging Dr. Heine's work to the fields of Zen, Japanese religions, and East Asian literature.

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Join us for a special webinar with author Ms. Gail Tsukiyama on April 18th, 2022, at 7:00 PM (EST) via Zoom for a lecture titled, "Writing about Exile and the Other - A Journey of Healing and Self-Discovery." Event is organized by the Exile Studies Program in collaboration with the Department of English. Click here for more information.

May

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A nationwide professional development program for K-12 teachers to encourage teaching and learning about Asia. To apply, please contact asian@fiu.edu.

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Venue:Miami Children's Museum

Celebrate our Asian American and Pacific Islander friends with a day full of fun! Participate in cultural activities with the Asian Studies Program at FIU. We'll make origami with the Japan Club, create Korean fans with the Korean Language Empowerment Club, and kick shuttlecocks with the Chinese Club while learning about these various cultures. Create an art piece in our studio inspired by Korean American artist, Byron Kim, along with other fun crafts!

June

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Visit FIU OneStop to access the Academic Calendar for the latest updates and deadlines. Registration for Fall 2022 is now open. Classes start on August 22, 2022.

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Contact us at asian@fiu.edu with your questions and we will set up a Zoom meeting upon request.

August

Asian Studies Graduate Orientation

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Mark your calendars for the Graduate Orientation on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 (1:00 PM to 3:15 PM) via Zoom. Please note that attendance is mandatory for all graduate students in the program. We will also announce this year's Omar K. Carrion Scholarship recipients. Contact us at asian@fiu.edu for questions.

September

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Mr. Philip T. Y. Wang, a retired diplomat of the Republic of China, will give a lecture on the cultural geography of China related to the poetry of Du Fu. Du Fu (712-770) was a famous Chinese poet and politician of the Tang dynasty. He is often called the greatest of the Chinese poets who also served his country as a civil servant. Click here for more information.

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Venue:Multiple dates and times | Zoom sessions

A series of workshops will be offered this year via Zoom for students interested in applying to the JET Program. Prepare your application questions! Multiple sessions are available: click here to check the different dates/times and Zoom links.

October

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As another academic year gets started, the Asian Studies Program encourages interested students to familiarize themselves with our own Asian Studies MA, as applications are now open for those graduating with their Bachelor's degree in Fall 2022. If you wish to continue with Asian Studies into the graduate level, the application deadline to begin the MA in Spring 2023 is October 1 at 5:00 PM EDT. Click here for more information!

China-Latin America Experts

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Venue:GC 355

Join us for an event on China-Latin America relations, co-sponsored by the Jack. D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, LACC, and Asian Studies. Three Think Tank experts —Margaret Myers (Dialogue), Pepe Zhang (Atlantic Council) and Parsifal D’Sola (Andres Bello Foundation)— will be giving a talk on Tuesday, October 18th, 2022, from 2-4PM in GC 355.

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The purpose of this bento contest is to celebrate Japan’s cool food culture. Participants submit photos of creative bento decorated in a food container, which will be evaluated based on (1) how appetizing it looks and (2) creativity and design. Register for this year's AFTJ Bento Contest by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 21, 2022. The deadline for submission is 5:00 pm (EST) on Monday, November 7. The 1st & 2nd winners will receive a prize. Click here to learn more!

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Venue:SIPA 125 Auditorium

Join us at the Yokai Movie Showing Event on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 5:00-8:30 PM (EST) in SIPA 125 to watch "Spirited Away" and discuss the cultural significance of Japanese folklore before the film. This event is presented by the FIU Japan Club, Asian Student Union, and the Consulate General of Japan in Miami.

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Join us in this year's Asian Studies Alumni Connections virtual webinar to learn about what two of our distinguished graduate alumni have achieved academically and professionally since completing their Asian Studies degrees: Dr. Bryan Barber and Michaela Prostak. This event will be moderated by Dr. Steven Heine. We hope that their pursuits can inspire you! Please click here to access the Zoom link.

November

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Venue:FIU MMC | PC 241

Join us for a compelling conversation examining the dynamics of U.S.-China great power competition from the perspective of Singapore and Southeast Asia. It examines the impact of competition on Singapore’s external environment in terms of multilateralism and the regional security architecture, and its potential challenges for domestic politics. Co-Sponsored by International Relations, Asian Studies, and Broad Lecture Series.

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Registration is now open! Click here for important deadlines and course offerings.

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Venue:FIU Green Library

Join us at the FIU Language Day event taking place this November 17, 2022, at the Green Library from 11 am to 2 pm. Visit library.fiu.edu/fiulanguage for more information!

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Venue:GL 100 and GC classrooms

Join us at the Japan Immersion Day event on December 14, 2022, from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM. This is a great day to enjoy Japanese culture, learn about Japan, and more! Click on the flyer for details. (The deadline to register is November 18, 2022).

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Venue:FIU | Tamiami Hall - TAM 121

The event has been rescheduled: FIU Chinese Club is having a Karaoke Showcase on December 2, 2022, from 9 AM to 3 PM (EST) in the FIU Green Library (GL 137). Sponsored by RSO and open for all FIU students.

December

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Venue:FIU | GC Ballrooms

Please join us at the 2022 Korean Festival hosted by the Korean Language Empowerment Club and the Korean Culture Club on December 3rd from 1:00-5:00 PM (EST) in the GC Ballrooms. There will be singing, dance performances by Lynx, Culture Presentations and Speeches in Korean. This event is funded by RSO and open to all FIU Students.

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The 2022 Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Exam will be held at FIU on Sunday, December 4, 2022. Please click here to read the full instructions on how to sign up for the test early.