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Taking the Emperor's Reign

November 1, 2010

On the Tokyo subway trains passengers were packed in like Pringles. Each train typically had a designated “pusher” whose job was literally to shove people inside so the doors could shut. On the streets, people…

Professor Ikuyo Matsumoto from Yokohama City University presents at the workshop. Photo credit Lori Meeks.

USC College Kambun Workshop Draws Grad Students Nationwide

October 20, 2010

The USC Summer Kambun Workshop sponsored by USC College welcomed graduate students from many of the nation’s top universities to study Sino-Japanese texts with prominent Japanese scholars. The August event is an annual…

Antonio Damasio, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience and director of the Brain and Creativity Institute in USC College, is the recipient of this year’s Honda Prize for his pioneering efforts and remarkable contributions in the world of neuroscience. Photo credit Phil Channing.

Antonio Damasio Wins Honda Prize

September 21, 2010

The Honda Foundation of Japan has announced that its annual Honda Prize, one of the most important international awards for scientific achievement, will go to Antonio Damasio, David Dornsife Professor of Neuroscience and…

USC students, faculty and staff taking part in a summer immersion program in Los Angeles and Japan are blogging about their transnational experiences.

Take a Trip of the Vicarious Kind

June 16, 2010

For the first time in USC College history, a transnational American Studies and Ethnicity (ASE) course is being conducted in Japan as well as in Los Angeles -- and you're officially invited to hitch a ride during their…

Gordon Berger, USC College professor emeritus of history, receives the 2009 decoration of The Order of the Rising Sun from Junichi Ihara, consul general of Japan in Los Angeles.

Berger Honored by Japanese Government

December 14, 2009

An expert in U.S.-Japan relations, the USC College professor emeritus earned special recognition for advancing Japanese studies in various posts. Gordon Berger, professor emeritus of history at USC College, received the 2009…

Rachel discusses the original material donated to the Doheny Library by the Examiner. Photo credit Alexandra Bissonnette.

USC Doheny Library Regional History Collection

January 1, 2009

Conducting research in USC College is exhilarating, rewarding and an essential component of the undergraduate experience according to art history major and senior Rachel Huichong Wen. She learned this first-hand after spending…

USC College Professor Awarded NEH Fellowship

USC College Professor Awarded NEH Fellowship

January 1, 2009

Saori Katada, associate professor of international relations in USC College, has been awarded a competitive National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellowship. Katada’s Advanced Social Science Research on Japan…

In Memoriam: Kazumi Maki, 72

In Memoriam: Kazumi Maki, 72

September 1, 2008

Kazumi Maki, world-renowned physicist in the field of superconductivity, has died. He was 72. Maki was among an elite group of Japanese physicists who during the 20th century fostered the development of physics as a science.…

USC College Hosts Prominent Japanese Ethnomusicologist and Biwa Performer

USC College Hosts Prominent Japanese Ethnomusicologist and Biwa Performer

September 1, 2004

By Kaitlin Solimine September 2004 Music on one of Japan’s oldest instruments — the biwa, a type of lute — will be played and discussed at USC College Sept. 23 & 24 by a preeminent Japanese musicologist…