Professor Michael Emmerich heads up new Japanese studies program

Published: November 25, 2014

A recent $2.5 million gift from Tadashi Yanai, CEO of Uniqlo, one of the world’s fastest-growing clothing retailers, will fund a unique collaborative program between UCLA and Waseda University in Japan. The new initiative will support graduate student exchanges, visiting scholars and cultural figures from Japan, and annual workshops and symposia over the next six…

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2nd International Conference of the American Pragmatics Association

Published: October 17, 2014

October 17-19, 2014 Plenary speakers: Deirdre Wilson (University of London), Gregory Ward (Northwestern University), Agnes He (SUNY Stony Brook), Kent Bach (San Francisco State University). Registration will reopen on the first day of the conference and stay open for the duration of the conference. Please note that in order to register on-site you will need…

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Gift from top international businessman will propel Japanese studies at UCLA

Published: October 15, 2014

A $2.5 million gift from Tadashi Yanai, the chairman, president and CEO of global apparel retailer Fast Retailing and founder of Uniqlo, will help transform UCLA’s Department of Asian Languages and Cultures into one of the world’s leading centers for the study of Japanese literature and culture. See the full article

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ALC Distinguished Undergraduate Award

Published: June 14, 2014

Congratulations to Samantha Seo and Amber Murakami-Fester, the winners of the ALC Distinguished Undergraduate Award 2014!           Amber Murakami-Fester earned the award for Best Paper in the Study of Japanese Culture. Samantha Seo earned the award for Best Paper in the Study of Korean Culture.    

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