At a May 12 ceremony, the government of Japan recognizes former UCLA Center for Japanese Studies Director Fred Notehelfer for his contributions to history and Japanese studies in the United States. He is one of 70 non-nationals to receive the Order this year.
Long-time former UCLA Center for Japanese Studies Director Fred Notehelfer receives the Order of the Rising Sun, one of the Japanese government's most prestigious decorations. The Daily Bruin looks at his legacy at UCLA.
The top representatives from Japan and the Republic of Korea in Southern California visited campus on Monday for a discussion sponsored by the Graduate Student International Affairs Association at UCLA and cosponsored by the Asia Institute and the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies.
Aaron Moore, a Terasaki Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA and faculty member at Arizona State University, explains the vision of a modern empire behind Japanese engineering projects during the Sino-Japanese War.
Cody Poulton of the University of Victoria traces the rise and fall of drama as a literary genre in early 20th-century Japan.
Cheryl Crowley of Emory University uncovers the messages hidden in Yosa Buson's comedic haiku paintings.
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Christoph Brumann, professor of anthropology at the University of Cologne, seeks Kyoto's heritage beyond museum walls.
As chair of UCLA's Department of Architecture and Urban Design, internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Hitoshi Abe has launched educational initiatives including a Laboratory for Cross-Cultural Studies.
Art History experts gather at UCLA to offer new interpretations of Buddhist art.
Leaders from Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA and Jikei University School of Medicine will collaborate to enhance research.
Michael Molasky of the University of Minnesota discusses the surprising communities fostered by jazz coffeeshops in 20th-century Japan.
Shigeru Nakayama, a historian of science, joins UCLA as the fifth Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations.
Adrian Favell, UCLA professor of sociology, speaks in Yokohama, Japan at the opening of The ECHO: JAPAN NEXT, a contemporary art exhibit held at ZAIM as part of the third Yokohama Triennale.
On leave from Arizona State University, Aaron Moore will conduct research and teach about the relationships between technology, modernity, and empire.
September 17, 2008
Commemorating victims of the blasts and presenting scientific findings about long-term effects of the atomic bomb, the website argues poignantly for non-nuclear proliferation.
Dr. James N. Yamazaki, who created the resource, "Children of the Atomic Bomb," urges humankind to act upon new medical and scientific knowledge about the long-term effects of nuclear bombing.
The addition of the Krauss Collection nearly doubles the size of the museum's existing holdings of Japanese textiles, making the Fowler an important destination for scholars of Japan's textile arts.
The Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies announces two new appointments for the '08-'09 academic year.
Japanese historian Katsuya Hirano explains how urban popular culture undermined Japan's Tokugawa regime. Listen to the podcast of Hirano's lecture.
Historian Yoshikuni Igarashi explains how two celebrated Japanese comic book characters embodied the hopes and fears of Japan's postwar middle class.
Terasaki Chair Thomas Rimer discusses the beginnings of Western classical music in Japan and the life of Japan's first well-known composer.
Japanese politics expert Megumi Naoi explains the relationship between Japanese politicians and interest groups.
Kimono stylist Nobuaki Tomita explains the kimono-making process, while showcasing his work and discussing the traditional Japanese costume's history.
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