Aug 10, 2012
Japan Foundation gives Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies $450,000
The Japan Foundation, an organization that specializes in international cultural exchange in Japan, has awarded $450,000 in funding to support UCLA's Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies
’ teaching, research and outreach efforts. This support, which will be distributed over four years, will help the Terasaki center to position UCLA as an international leader in research and instruction in modern and contemporary Japanese studies.
The center will use this funding to hire two new permanent faculty members in Japanese studies, cover expenses for an annual global forum on Japan, enhance the East Asian Library’s collection of modern and contemporary Japanese history and culture materials, and extend the activities of the Japanese Arts and Globalizations research group. In addition, the grant will support the New Visions of Japan Film Series, which showcases recent and important Japanese cinema.
“Our initiative represents a significant expansion of Japan studies at UCLA at a crucial transitional moment when the university is engaged in a thoroughgoing review of its academic programs,” said Professor Hitoshi Abe, center director.