After successful runs in Washington D.C. and Chicago, "Moving Forward: Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake" returns to Los Angeles. RSVP for opening events now.
UCLA's Center for Japanese Studies announces plans for 20th anniversary year
"New Visions of Japanese Cinema" kicks off next month at the James Bridges Theater
Participants will spent two weeks touring disaster-ravaged regions in Sendai, Minami Sanriku and Ishinomaki.
The UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and The Kahoku Shimpo, a local newspaper in Sendai, have come together to present a traveling photo exhibition that documents the disaster and recovery efforts in northeastern Japan. From 2011-2012, this exhibit will travel to multiple American cities including Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and possibly New York and Boston.
Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies post-doctoral fellow Chad Diehl will give a public talk about the resurrection of Nagasaki after the 1945 atomic bombing on Oct. 17 in the UCLA Faculty Center Sequoia Room from 4 to 7 p.m.
The work and expertise of faculty and students from UCLA Architecture and Urban Design will be on prominent display at Los Angeles' first-ever Little Tokyo Design Week, a four-day celebration of leading-edge design and technology trends emerging from Japan and Los Angeles. The event runs from July 14 to 17 in L.A.'s Little Tokyo neighborhood.
Professor Hitoshi Abe served as moderator for the June 16 briefing featuring His Excellency Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese ambassador to the United States.
UCLA pediatric critical care doctor Kozue Shimabukuro flew to Japan and joined a roving government medical team in the first weeks after the quake and tsunami. This week, she spoke to give a voice to the tsunami orphans still in need of help.
UCLA experts agree that the United States must do more to plan for worst-case scenarios when it comes to nuclear power.
The civil and environmental engineering professor traveled to Japan with a team seeking to understand why structures in the area failed, reports The Daily Bruin.
Kozue Shimabukuro is a UCLA pediatric critical care doctor who grew up in Japan and returned to her home country to help children after the March 11 disasters. She has been working north of Tokyo, in and around Yamada. This is her latest email to her UCLA colleagues, edited for context.
Three UCLA experts with family ties to Japan are among the Bruins who have rushed to aid Japan after that country’s devastating March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.
UCLA professors and campus groups are joining relief efforts, including a pediatrician who is part of a medical team trying to reach the devastated areas, a computer mapping expert who is assembling information to aid U.N. relief workers, and an earthquake engineer who will inspect damaged structures.
Professor Hitoshi Abe, who was born and raised in Sendai, and Terasaki Center staff members have prepared a list of organizations that they believe can be most effective in getting aid from overseas to the people most affected by Japan's unprecedented crisis.
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