Gift from top international businessman will propel Japanese studies at UCLA

$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.

UCLA’s Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden gets $5 million from Morton La Kretz

New garden entrance, funded by previous La Kretz gift, to open June 2 at noon.

Alumna establishes first endowed chair in Mesoamerican archaeology at UCLA Cotsen Institute

The $5 million gift will also provide for graduate student support.