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.
Nine UCLA students studying in the Tokyo area with UC’s Education Abroad Program have been located and are safe, while an estimated 20 graduate students affiliated with the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies were far from the worst damage.
The Notehelfer Prize seeks to recognize the best unpublished paper written by a UCLA graduate student in the field of Japan studies. Emi Foulk, second year graduate student in the history department, was awarded the first prize.
As the Center inaugurates the Hans H. Baerwald Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies, a veteran journalist and former UCLA Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan relations delivers a keynote on tensions in the alliance between the countries.
Stefan Tanaka, a professor of history at UC San Diego, joins UCLA this year as the seventh Terasaki Chair in U.S.-Japan Relations.
Hiroyuki Yamamoto joins UCLA this academic year as the third Terasaki Postdoctoral Fellow.
Commemorating the atomic bombings on Japan in 1945 and joining in the call for a world without nuclear weapons were, on Wednesday in Haines Hall, a local grandmother who survived the Hiroshima attack, a Japanese-born artist, a UCLA anthropologist and, by Internet link, local officials from Hiroshima and Manchester, UK, who lead international anti-nuclear organizations.
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