To take place on campus as well as on the Internet, an hourlong event on Wednesday, August 4, will mark the 65th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and connect UCLA with participants in Japan, Germany, Russia and the United Kingdom.
Hans H. Baerwald, UCLA professor emeritus and an internationally known scholar of Japanese politics, died at his home in Pope Valley, Calif., on June 2 at the age of 82. He directed the UCLA Japan Research and Exchange Program, the predecessor of the UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, from the late 1970s until his retirement in 1990.
Toshie Marra, a librarian in the UCLA Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library, has been named the 2010 Librarian of the Year by the Librarians Association of the University of California, Los Angeles.
At a symposium on the anti-nuclear weapons movement, director M.T. Silvia screens and discusses a new film about her mother's role at a Nevada testing site and the story of a Hiroshima survivor; and Steve Leeper, chairman of the Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation, urges action by nonproliferation treaty signatories on disarmament.
Bob Naka was a sophomore at UCLA when he was forced to leave campus in 1942 to move with his Japanese American family to the Manzanar Relocation Center. He never returned to UCLA. In May, Naka will be back on campus to receive an honorary degree, along with others whose education was also unfairly disrupted at the start of World War II.
Political Scientist Takeshi Iida investigates shifts in voter attitudes and participation behind the 2009 election result that brought the Democratic Party of Japan to power for the first time.
Shoji Yamada, professor at the International Research Center for Japanese Studies in Kyoto, takes a closer look at Japan, Zen and the West.
About 700 UC students withdrew from school in 1942 when they and approximately 120,000 Japanese-Americans on the West Coast were sent to internment camps. UCLA will award honorary degrees this spring.
Daniel Foote, Chair in Sociology of Law at the University of Tokyo, is the sixth scholar to hold this one-year appointment at UCLA.
Mayumi Manabe will teach a course in literature, deliver a lecture for the Terasaki Center's colloquium series, and work on turning her dissertation about working-class women in interwar literature into a book.
Call for Proposals for scholars who wish to use the Gordon W. Prange Collection at UCLA
Herman Ooms, a professor of premodern Japanese history at UCLA, explains how the Tenmu dynasty manipulated religious symbols to reinforce concepts of supreme authority.
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.
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