UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan Facilitate cutting-edge research about Japan at UCLA en-us Hanamori Yasuji and the politics of post-war Japanese cultureHirotaka Kasai discussed the work of Japanese magazine editor Hanamori Yasuji and the politics of everyday life in postwar and contemporary Japan. http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=137760In Memoriam: Professor Donald McCallumProfessor Donald McCallum, a distinguished Professor of Japanese Art History at UCLA and a longtime member of the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, passed away on October 23, 2013 after battling sudden metastatic prostate cancer.http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=134913Center Co-sponsors Exhibit in Berlin on Earthquake Reconstruction in JapanThis exhibition takes a critical look at the reconstruction and recovery efforts by presenting the work of ArchiAid, a reconstruction support network of Japanese architects formed in response to the large-scale official recovery strategy.http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=134390Rebirth of Japanese studies at UCLAAfter being weakened by attrition and recession, Japanese studies at UCLA has been renewed through appointments of prominent junior faculty and a new focus on culture and the humanities.http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=133764Complicite and Setagaya Public Theatre: Shun-kin - West Coast PremiereCenter for the Art of Performance at UCLA presents Shun-kin -an intense sadomasochistic relationship between shamisen player Shun-kin and her devoted servant reveals the dark, erotic side of human nature. In Japanese with English Surtitles. Based on the writings of Jun’ichiro Tanizaki / Directed by Simon McBurney / Original Music by Honjo Hidetaro Cast: Kaho Aso, Songha Cho, Eri Fukatsu, Honjoh Hidetaro, Kentaro Mizuki, Yasuyo Mochizuki, Yoshi Oida, Keitoku Takata, Ryoko Tateishi, Junko Uchidahttp://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=133288Hitoshi Abe's architectural works on display at MOCATerasaki Center Director Hitoshi Abe's architectural works will be exhibited at the upcoming show, A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California, at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA from from June 16-September 16. http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=132523Terasaki Center looks to the future of Japanese studiesInternational collaboration and funding arise as main issues for scholars at the Annual Forum. http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=132195Terasaki Center Celebrates Career of UCLA Japanese History Professor Herman Oomshttp://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=131086The post-Fukushima world: Interconnected and fragile Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, former Chairman of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (2011–2012), and Professor Hitoshi Abe, Director of the UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, addressed different aspects of the post-Fukushima world in a symposium on March 22, 2013. http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=130980In Memoriam: George Aratani (1918-2013)A successful businessman and philanthropist, Aratani endowed the George and Sakaye Aratani Field Experience Scholarship Endowment Fund at the Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies http://www.international.ucla.edu/japan/news/article.asp?parentid=130350