October 15, 2014

Gift from top international businessman will propel Japanese studies at UCLA


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".

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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

September 23, 2014



June 13, 2014

Japanese Design Exhibition and Opening Reception

The Japan Foundation presents the World premiere of the exhibition Japanese Design Today 100, which opens at UCLA’s Department of Architecture & Urban Design at Perloff Hall starting on June 27.

More info here.

May 27, 2014

GLOBAL JAPAN FORUM: Diasporas that challenge a uniform national identity: Japanese in modern times

The 2014 Global Forum of the UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies considered Japanese diasporas past and present, their role in history and their relationship to one another.

May 21, 2014

Documentary film on Japanese immigrants rediscovered after 30 years

A lost documentary on the Issei generation of Japanese immigrants to the United States was recovered in a joint effort by UCLA Professor Lane Hirabayashi and director Toshi Washizu.

May 20, 2014

Call for Papers: 2014-15 Japan Studies Graduate Conference at UCLA

CALL FOR PAPERS - 19th Annual Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference "Power, Ideology, and the Everyday" Held on October 24, 2014

May 13, 2014

Passing of Prof. Shigeru Nakayama, Terasaki Chair in US-Japan Relations, 2008-09

Regretfully, we inform you that Prof. Shigeru Nakayama, Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo, died in Tokyo on Saturday 10 May 2014.

February 26, 2014

Hanamori Yasuji and the politics of post-war Japanese culture

Hirotaka Kasai discussed the work of Japanese magazine editor Hanamori Yasuji and the politics of everyday life in postwar and contemporary Japan.

November 4, 2013

In Memoriam: Professor Donald McCallum

Professor Donald McCallum, a distinguished Professor of Japanese Art History at UCLA and a longtime member of the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, passed away on October 23, 2013 after battling sudden metastatic prostate cancer.


October 9, 2013

Center Co-sponsors Exhibit in Berlin on Earthquake Reconstruction in Japan

This exhibition takes a critical look at the reconstruction and recovery efforts by presenting the work of ArchiAid, a reconstruction support network of Japanese architects formed in response to the large-scale official recovery strategy.

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September 13, 2013

Rebirth of Japanese studies at UCLA

After being weakened by attrition and recession, Japanese studies at UCLA has been renewed through appointments of prominent junior faculty and a new focus on culture and the humanities.


August 15, 2013

Complicite and Setagaya Public Theatre: Shun-kin - West Coast Premiere

Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA presents Shun-kin -an intense sadomasochistic relationship between shamisen player Shun-kin and her devoted servant reveals the dark, erotic side of human nature. In Japanese with English Surtitles. Based on the writings of Jun’ichiro Tanizaki / Directed by Simon McBurney / Original Music by Honjo Hidetaro Cast: Kaho Aso, Songha Cho, Eri Fukatsu, Honjoh Hidetaro, Kentaro Mizuki, Yasuyo Mochizuki, Yoshi Oida, Keitoku Takata, Ryoko Tateishi, Junko Uchida

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