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Japan, Asia, and the U.S.
Speaker: Consul General Nozomu Takaoka of Houston
Location: Business Bldg. 1.01.15, UTSA main Campus
As the closest ally to the United States in East Asia, Japan has reached a turning point for its political and economic future. From the growing Japanese business presence in Texas to the nation's reinterpretation of its pacifist constitutional clause, Consul-General of Japan Nozomu Takaoka will discuss how understanding Japan's position in the world is crucial to understanding the future of the U.S and Asia. Flyer; News release; Event parking info
Co-sponsored by Consulate General of Japan at Houston, Center for Professional Excellence (UTSA), Ceter for Student Professional Development (UTSA), and College of Business International Programs
April 4th, 2015, UTSA Main Campus
Show off your Korean language skills by participating in this inaugural Korean speech contest. Top five winners will receive a gift card. All participants will receive a T-shirt as well as a participation cerficiate. Deadline to apply: March 25.
Contact 210.458.8558 or email@example.com for more info.
June 22-26, 2015 on UTSA's main campus
Experience a very fun summer learning about Japan and its culture through language, art, crafts, music, cooking and more. For kids ages 7-12. Contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. See flyer
Show off your Japanese language ability with creativity and imagination. Entry deadline: postmarked on or before December 18, 2014 or email forms to email@example.com by 11:59 p.m. on the same day.
Play contest date: Saturday, March 25, 2015 6:00-9:00 p.m
Venue: UTSA Main Campus Business Bldg. 2.01.02
Love Korea, Korean language, culture, food, and K-pop? Join TaLK and experiece them all as an undergrad student with a Korean government sponsored internship! Roundtrip airfare and housing with a monthly stipend included! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a free application consultation and on campus interview. Application deadline is Oct. 1 for Feb. 2015 departure. For more info....
Offered by the Dept. of Modern Languages, these are four-credit classes. Call 210.458.5226 for more info.
UTSA's students recently returned from Japan after spending 10 days there for a study tour to be immersed in the language and culture, and doing homestay in Kyoto. Read more....
Tomoe Kumashiro served as a Japan Outreach Coordinator from 2011-2013 at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She left several legacies and will be missed by her new found friends in the Alamo City. To read more about Tomoe Kumashiro
Reading Jumping for JOI Quarterly newsletter 3 (April-July, 2012)
The East Asia Institute and the UTSA community share our concern and sympathy for those that have been deeply affected in the earthquakes/tsunami tragedy that occurred on March 11, 2011 in Japan.
To find people in the affected areas, learn travel info to Japan and the most up to date news, and to make donations for the victims, please use the following links:
Read UTSA's Fundraising Efforts for Japan: "UTSA Cares about Japan" Donation Drive
Donations/Contributions through The American Red Cross: http://american.redcross.org
Google People Finder: http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=en
Consulate General of Japan at Houston: http://www.houston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/en/archive/2011/page20110311_Earthquake.htm
NHK news (Japan's Public Broadcast Company): http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/index.html
To find U.S. citizens in Japan: JapanEmergencyUSC@state.gov
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-"World Heritage Photos from Japan: Two Thousand Years of Legacies" photography exhibition now opens
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