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Japan Disaster Relief

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Tiphani Dixon

Tiphani Dixon

Masters Student in East Asian Studies and EASC Volunteer

Tiphani Dixon is currently seeking a Master's degree with a concentration in East Asian Studies. She is the cultural ambassador for Japan within the East Asian Studies Department. In this capacity, Tiphani has participated in the Lotus Blossom World Bazaar for the past two years, helping elementary school students experience East Asian culture through crafts. Additionally, she developed a presentation regarding musical instruments native to Japan, which was broadcast via satellite to an elementary school in Alabama. Tiphani also assisted with the student-run Korea Night, and developed a presentation for Japan Olympiad that explained the elements of karate to high-school students in the lower Midwest region. She is also in contact with the Office of Overseas Study at IU, and assisted in study abroad orientation by providing an overview of adjusting to life in Japan.

Tiphani believes intercultural communication, exposure, and intentional interactions are the keys to establishing globally conscious individuals. It is because of this philosophy that she loves volunteering, working with people, and promoting interest in East Asia.

Japan Disaster Relief

The students, faculty, and staff of the East Asian Studies Center extend our deep concern and condolences to the people of Japan and to all those who have been affected by the recent earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear radiation crisis.

As part of a campus-and community-wide response, EASC cosponsored a teach-in and benefit event on March 30 (see additional details and the program here) and a graduate student forum on April 19 (see details here).

Ways to Give

Japan Foundation’s recommendations

American Red Cross

Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE/USA) & Center for Public Resources Development (CPRD)

Japan Society

Japan-America Society of Indiana

Other suggestions here