Tadashi Yanai, 2014 (Fast Retailing Co.)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tadashi Yanai (center) with Michael Emmerich and Waseda University President Kaoru Kamata.A gift of $2.5 million dollars from Tadashi Yanai, the chairman, president and CEO of global apparel retailer Fast Retailing and founder of Uniqlo, will help transform UCLA into one of the world’s leading centers for the study of Japanese literature and culture. The generous gift to the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures will allow UCLA to host scholars from Japan, send UCLA students to Waseda University, and establish an annual international symposium on Japanese literature and culture. Leading this program is associate professor Michael Emmerich, a member of the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies faculty advisory committee who joined the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures last year with the help of a large grant from the Japan Foundation to the Terasaki Center.

Please see UCLA Newsroom for more details on the gift and program.