Photo caption: Front row: UCLA Vice Provost Cindy Fan and Fumiyoshi Kayanuma, director, policy research promotion, The Research and Development Center, Japan Airlines. Back row: Marti McElreath (UCLA Terasaki Center), Kathryn Paul (UCLA), Prof. Hitoshi Abe (director, UCLA Terasaki Center), Koji Tsuchiya (president, JAL Engineering USA Co., Ltd.), Chiho Ernst (JAL Engineering USA Co., Ltd.) and Yoshihiko Ikuina (The Research and Development Center, Japan Airlines). Photo provided by JAL.
UCLA International Institute, November 26, 2019 — In an effort to tackle current social and human resource issues in Japan and America, JAL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the University of California, Los Angeles. This is the first time that the Japanese air carrier has signed an agreement with an overseas university.
JAL Engineering USA Co., Ltd., a Los Angeles-based subsidiary of JAL Group that handles airplane parts procurement in the U.S., and the UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, a center devoted to research and education on Japan established at UCLA in 1991, have worked together to provide JAL internship opportunities and human resource education for UCLA students. The MoU represents an opportunity for JAL and UCLA to deepen their existing ties and continue to address social as well as human resource problems in Japan and the United States.
UCLA Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement Cindy Fan and Fumiyoshi Kayanuma,
director, policy research promotion, The Research and Development Center, Japan Airlines. (Photo provided by JAL.)
The MOU envisages cooperative and collaborative activities between JAL and the UCLA Terasaki Center, including visits and informal exchanges of faculty, scholars, administrators and students in specific areas of education, research and outreach, together with the exchange of academic research and materials; exploration of potential joint research programs and other collaborations; and additional exchange and cooperation programs to which the parties agree.
JAL and UCLA plan to promote cultural exchanges between Japan and America by supporting UCLA researchers and students to study in Japan, as well as to both provide support for regions in Japan that have suffered from natural disasters and help spread the word overseas about these regions.
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