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Recent News & Announcements

Japan, Asia, and the U.S.

Speaker: Consul General Nozomu Takaoka of Houston

Dates: March 18, 2015 (T)

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


Inaugural Korean Speech Contest in San Antonio

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.

See guidelines and download application form

Contact 210.458.8558 or eai@utsa.edu for more info.


Japanese Language and Culture Summer camp for children at UTSA

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 eai@utsa.edu for more info. See flyer

Download registration forms


UTSA presents the 2nd Japanese Play Contest

Show off your Japanese language ability with creativity and imagination. Entry deadline: postmarked on or before December 18, 2014 or email forms to eai@utsa.edu 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

Read rules and guidelines

Download entry forms here

See flyer


Teaching English in Korea on the TaLK Program

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 eai@utsa.edu for a free application consultation and on campus interview. Application deadline is Oct. 1 for Feb. 2015 departure. For more info....

Fill out the TaLK EPIK survey


Beginning-Level Korean Language Classes for Credit Available at UTSA Beginning in fall 2014...

Offered by the Dept. of Modern Languages, these are four-credit classes. Call 210.458.5226 for more info.


Japan Study Tour Report

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 san, we will miss you...

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

Read Jumping for JOI quarterly newsletter (Aug.-Nov., 2011)

Read Jumping for JOI Quarterly newsletter2 (Dec. 2011-March 2012)

Reading Jumping for JOI Quarterly newsletter 3 (April-July, 2012)


Earthquakes and Tsunami hit Japan's Tohoku Area

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

UTSA main campus map

JPN Courses

Feature Stories

Feature Stories of 2014

"2015 UTSA Summer Program at Chang'An Univeristy" Info Session

Taiwanese Visiting Artist Workshops on Calligraphy and Ink Painting

The Essence of Toyota Production System (written by Paisano Student Newspaper)

Understanding Comtemporary Taiwanese Culture from Historical Perspectives

You are what you eat: Food, Taiwan, and Ang Lee

JET Information Session

English Teaching Opportunities in Korea: TaLK and EPIK Info Sessions

UTSA TaLK Scholars and 13th Gen TaLK Opening Ceremony

Japanese Language and Culture Summer Camp

Eat Drink Man Woman

Assembly Dance Theatre public performance at UTSA

The Wedding Banquet Film Screening and Discussion

San Antonio's Inaugural Japanese Play Contest

San Antonio's 2nd Kimchi Festival

Ang Lee Film Festival (Opening) and the Public Screening of Life of Pi

Feature Stories of 2013

Perspectives of 21st century Taiwan

Taiwan and Sinology Seminars

Sinology Trivia Contest and Chinese Cultural Video Contest

Taiwanese Visiting Artist Workshops

Chinese Cultural Booths at the International Education Week Celebration

Go Grandriders and Love Public Screening

San Antonio Museum of Art Field Trip Report

Taiwan Series Grand Opening

"English Teaching Opportunities in Korea" Info Session

JET Program: Teaching English In Japan

A TaLK Scholar's Story

The Future Relations of KOR-US

"Cast me if you can" Public Screening

Sounds of Japan

Celebrations on Life in Japan

Feature Stories Fall 2012

"Departures" Public Screening

Night Market Hero Public Screening

Obon and the Japanese Ways of Honoring the Departed

Asian American Youth Leadership Summit

JET Info Forum

Taiwan Today

Korean Lang. and Culture Class at UTSA

2012 Summer Camps

Aging Issues in Korea

Feature Stories Spring 2012

-"Korean Class Grand Opening "

-"Pinoy Sundy Film Screening"

Feature Stories 2011

-"Kimchi Festival"

-"Critical Language Scholarship Program"

-"Teach and Learn in Korea"

-"UTSA Cares about Japan" Donation Drive

-"Reinvigorating APEC: Roles for the U.S. and Japan"

-"Family Day on Japanese Culture"

-"World Heritage Photos from Japan: Two Thousand Years of Legacies" photography exhibition now opens

-"On Zen" lecture

-"Chopsticks-Fork Principle" lecture

Feature Stories 2010

-Da Dun Exhibition

-Contemporary Chinese Art and Society

-Family Day

-Japanese Fabric Arts/Traditions in Textiles

-Partnership between Korea and Texas in the 21st Century

-Japanese Sensitivity of Space

-East Asia Summer Camps at UTSA

-China's News Media:Transition Shaped by Power and Money

-UTSA and Kumamoto University sign exchange agreement

-Teaching English in Japan: The JET Program Information Forum

-TaLK_EPIK Info Session

-Speaking in Tongues public viewing

Feature Stories 2009

-The Samsui Women of Singapore

-Mongolia at the Crossroads

-Japan-U.S Relations

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