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January

Japanese Language and Culture Instructor Masako Kubota was interviewed and mentioned in a book article by a student from the Asian Studies Department in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. The article titled, "Hokkaido's Indigenous people-Connecting with the Outside World" was published in the Georgetown Journal of Asian Affairs (Vol. 5, 2019). Congratulations Kubota Sensei for this recognition! Click here to read the article.

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March

Read the latest updates and information. FIU has canceled and/or postponed all on and off campus events scheduled through April 4 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision has been made out of an abundance of caution with the health and well-being of our guests and community in mind. We hope to have new dates for some events soon. We appreciate your understanding and will keep our community informed in as timely a manner as possible.

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May

"The Treasury of the True Dharma Eye (Shōbōgenzō)" is a comprehensive introduction to this essential Zen text, offering a textual, historical, literary, and philosophical examination of Dōgen’s treatise. Steven Heine explores the religious and cultural context in which the Treasury was composed and provides a detailed study of the various versions of the medieval text that have been compiled over the centuries. Click here for more information.

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July

We are pleased to announce that our Program Director Dr. Steven Heine was awarded this year's Faculty Award for Excellence in Research & Creative Activities. This award acknowledges career achievements in scholarship including, Dr. Heine's publications of nearly three dozen monographs or edited books, in addition to over 100 articles. This is a special recognition for the extraordinary contributions to his field over many years of fruitful research.

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