The UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies recently celebrated its 25th anniversary with several high-profile events that brought together current UCLA professors and students, alumni, advisory board members, donors, community members and center supporters.
Stefanie Serino (UCLA 2017) spent a year at Waseda University in Japan, where she studied Japanese and international development, volunteered for an educational organization and did field research with a student club.
Japan's rise to economic prominence following the booming decades of the 1970s and 1980s placed the nation at the forefront of the global economy, but has also yielded a number of consequences for the Japanese workforce.
The Terasaki Center has five outside scholars and professionals visiting UCLA this year.
Norma Field explored the anguish and anxiety of Japanese living with the consequences of the March 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
The third installment of the Global Japan Forums examined Japanese immigration policies, as well as attitudes toward, treatment of, and discourse about immigrants to Japan.