The director of the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, Hitoshi Abe, received a Foreign Minister’s Commendation from the government of Japan. Colleagues said Abe is dedicated to advancing academic and cultural understanding and exchange between the U.S. and Japan. (Courtesy of Shunichi Atumi)
Hitoshi Abe was awarded a Foreign Minister’s Commendation from the government of Japan, according to a UCLA International Institute press release from Sept. 27.
Abe, the director of the UCLA Paul I.
This post was updated Oct. 11 at 2:55 p.m.
When the Taliban overtook Afghanistan on Aug. 15, UCLA alumnus Ali Maisam Nazary stepped into a new position as the head of foreign relations for the National Resistance Front of Afghanistan.
This post was updated Sept. 23 at 12:34 p.m.
Members of the Afghan diaspora and Afghan students at UCLA are anxious for their families caught in the Afghanistan crisis and are disappointed by the global response.
Despite issues with travel bans and securing housing, some UCLA international students remain eager for a safe return to campus.
The U.S. Department of State announced May 27 that international students from travel-restricted countries like Brazil, China and India would qualify for National Interest Exceptions, which would allow them to reenter the U.S.
This post was updated Sept. 6 at 9:59 p.m.
Two UCLA professors hope to raise awareness about the border crisis and humanize the experiences of undocumented migrants who died trying to cross the United States-Mexico border in the documentary “Águilas.”
The film features the humanitarian organization Aguilas del Desierto and its missions in the Sonoran Desert to find missing migrants.
This post was updated Aug. 29 at 8:39 p.m.
When asked what his academic major was, alumnus Mike Murase jokingly replied, “Activism.”
Murase, who completed his undergraduate degree in 1970, said he had few opportunities to learn about Asian Americans in the classroom.
UCLA has retained its dedication to European language studies in creating the Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies, which has been official since spring 2021 and will begin its first full academic year as a fully operational department in fall 2021.
This post was updated Aug. 8 at 10:07 p.m.
When Kakeru Iwabuchi learned the 2020 Summer Olympics would be held in Tokyo, he was ecstatic.
Iwabuchi, a fourth-year sociology student from Japan, said he even applied to be an Olympic volunteer, hoping to support the Games.
This post was updated July 11 at 6:59 p.m.
The California Legislature sent Gov. Gavin Newson a bill on June 28 to reduce the number of out-of-state and international students at the University of California.
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