Professor Emeritus and Founding Director of the UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
Fred G. Notehelfer, Professor Emeritus in Department of History, was born to German Missionary parents in Japan in 1939. He joined the UCLA History Department in 1969. From 1975-1995 he served as the UCLA Director of the USC-UCLA Joint Center in East Asian Studies and directed the UCLA Center for Japanese Studies from 1992 - 2008.
His gift to the UCLA Terasaki Center established the Notehelfer Prize, an award that recognizes the best unpublished research paper written by a UCLA Japanese Studies graduate student in any disciplinary field.