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WELCOME to the Education About Asia news and announcements page. Be sure to check back often for updates. Don’t forget to take advantage of our open access archives of close to 1,500 articles from the full run of EAA, keep an eye on our upcoming scheduled thematic special sections and submission guidelines, as well as host of useful links and resources for teachers and students. If you wish to have an announcement posted here, please contact EAA Editor, Lucien Ellington, at

Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award

APPLY NOW for the 2020 Japanese Language Award. Deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 2020.

EngageAsia administers the Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award with support from the United States-Japan Foundation and private donations. The award recognizes exceptional teachers who further mutual understanding between Americans and Japanese. The 2020 award will focus on Japanese language teachers and will include a monetary award of up to $2,500 and classroom grant of up to $5,000.

Five College Center for East Asian Studies Webinars 

The Five College Center for East Asian Studies, directed by EAA Editorial Board member Anne Prescott, is committed to promoting East Asian Studies at the Five Colleges and supports, encourages, and improves the teaching of East Asian cultures in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, and two- and four-year colleges in the Northeast. The center regularly holds free Asia-related webinars open for anyone to register for and you may view their upcoming schedule and register for a webinar at their website. You may also view a collection of their archived webinars on a variety of Asia-related topics any time. 


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