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New Visions of Japan: Disaster and Recovery

An exhibit that has been installed at the Charles E. Young Research Library Lobby Gallery. The exhibition will remain on view through August 31.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Charles E. Young Research Library
Lobby Gallery

On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the Pacific coast of Japan, causing a massive tsunami that devastated coastal regions. This natural disaster subsequently caused an equipment failure at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which grew into the world’s worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.

Throughout its history Japan has weathered many disasters both natural and man-made, yet each time it has found a way to recover. With a focus on the country’s resilience, this exhibit explores the theme of disaster and recovery in modern Japanese history within the broader context of Japan-U.S. relations.  It is part of a series of events, entitled, “New Visions of Japan,” commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies.

The exhibit features items from the East Asian Library as well as the Arts Library, Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld Management Library, Charles E. Young Research Library, and UCLA Library Special Collections, as well as some items from private collections. Additional assistance has been provided by Chad Diehl, current UCLA Terasaki Center postdoctoral fellow.

The exhibition will remain on view through August 31.

Sponsor(s): Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies

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