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Japanese Instructor Promotes Program at High School

February 13, 2020

Mimi Yu, Lecturer of Japanese in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, joined a team of international professionals and served as a panelist in Johnson High School’s International Language Summit on Feb. 11, 2020. Yu spoke to three groups of students, 800 in total, to promote foreign language studies and study abroad with both professional advice and anecdotes.

Yu has been teaching Japanese at UTSA since 2009, along with Dr. Makiko Fukuda.  She is the former director of the UTSA East Asian Institute and received the UTSA President’s Distinguished Diversity Award for promoting diversity and inclusion in creative and collaborative ways. She leads study abroad programs in Japan every summer. 

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