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June 25, 2015

Renowned scientist Paul Terasaki gives an additional $1 million to UCLA Japanese studies center

The most recent gift of the UCLA alumnus and professor emeritus of surgery brings his total contributions to the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies to over $6 million.

June 1, 2015

Japanese journalist caught up in Japan’s nationalist tide

Former Japanese journalist Uemura Takashi has been labeled a traitor by nationalists for his past reporting on the military sexual enslavement of comfort women in Japan during WWII.

April 8, 2015

Featured Faculty: Terasaki Center Welcomes Tenth Chair In U.S. - Japan Relations, Hirokazu Toeda

Professor Hirokazu Toeda will join the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies during the spring quarter of the 2014–15 academic year, as the tenth Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations. The rotating chair brings to campus experts in the field of Japanese studies and U.S.-Japan relations.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/books/review/the-hunting-gun-and-life-of-a-counterfeiter-by-yasushi-inoue.html?ref=books

April 6, 2015

Emmerich translations reviewed in NY Times

"Graceful translations" should widen Yasushi Inoue's audience in English, says reviewer.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/books/review/the-hunting-gun-and-life-of-a-counterfeiter-by-yasushi-inoue.html?ref=books

April 6, 2015

Tomoka Shibasaki and Motoyuki Shibata on Japanese literature

Popular Japanese author Tomoka Shibasaki and literary scholar and translator Motoyuki Shibata found parallels between contemporary Japanese and American literature.

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/literary-translator-brings-japanese-novelist-posthumous-acclaim

March 10, 2015

Literary translator brings Japanese novelist posthumous acclaim

Associate Professor of Japanese Michael Emmerich has being receiving accolades for his trannslations of the late Japanese author Yasushi Inoue.

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/literary-translator-brings-japanese-novelist-posthumous-acclaim

February 6, 2015

Terasaki Center Launches Oral History Project, McCallum Prize

The center announced the new project and academic prize at its annual Japanese New Year celebration on January 30.

February 2, 2015

Film Series: Landscape Theory - February 3rd - 5th

UCLA GSA Melnitz Movies has partnered with the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies to invite film scholar Go Hirasawa to curate a series on Japanese Landscape Cinema. Filmmaker Masao Adachi is often viewed as the progenitor of Japanese "landscape theory." Inspired by Marxist film criticism of the 1970s, the theory posits that even the landscape around us is an expression of the dominant political power. The series will take place at James Bridges Theater, located in Melnitz Hall at UCLA on February 3rd, 4th, and 5th, with an opening night gala and a closing night lecture by Go Hirasawa. Each night will showcase two films, with the first screening beginning at 6pm.

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/a-new-definition-of-groundbreaking-architecture

January 7, 2015

A new definition of groundbreaking architecture

Show at the MAK Center in West Hollywood highlights how Japanese architects worked outside the government to rebuild after the 2011 tsunami

http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/a-new-definition-of-groundbreaking-architecture

November 25, 2014

Scholar-translator heads up new Japanese Studies program

Or how a translator met an entrepreneur, helped devise a new company slogan and ended up running a unique collaborative program in Japanese literary studies.

October 27, 2014

Featured Faculty: Hitoshi Abe to present Sci-Arc Lecture on October 29

October 15, 2014

Gift from top international businessman will propel Japanese studies at UCLA

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2014/press.pdf

October 7, 2014

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 Awarded to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 was awarded jointly to Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources".

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/2014/press.pdf

October 1, 2014

Featured Faculty: Terasaki Center welcomes ninth Chair in U.S. - Japan Relations, Shinji Yamashita

September 23, 2014

New Faculty Publication: Man’yoshu and the Imperial Imagination in Early Japan

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