¡ Viva Japón, Taiko & Etc !

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"Viva Japón! Taiko & Etc is a two day educational and cultural outreach event organized by Florida International University’s Japanese Language Program in association with the Modern Languages Department, Asian Studies Program, and the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami. Its core mission is to offer a rare opportunity to engage first-hand with a wide variety of Japanese arts to 1) students interested in Japan at the Grade 9-16 levels and 2) local residents in South Florida.

Central to this new event will be its partnership with “Japan Immersion Day,” an annual celebration of Japanese culture that FIU’s Modern Languages Department and Asian Studies Program hosts in cooperation with the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ) and the Consulate General of Japan in Miami. Japan Immersion Day has been a mainstay of the Japanese Program’s cultural outreach efforts since 2000 and attracts a large number of students and faculty from both inside and outside the Asian Studies disciplines with its calligraphy demonstrations, sushi workshops, and kimono try-ons. As a well-established event in the university community and beyond, we are confident that Japan Immersion Day will provide our own event with a great deal of exposure.

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Event Sponsored by the Association for Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ), Department of Modern Languages, Asian Studies Program, and the Consulof Japan in MiamiSee .