The funeral ceremony for UCLA Professor Emeritus Don Nakanishi is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, at 3 p.m. at Nishi Hongwanji Buddhist Temple, 815 E. First St. in Little Tokyo.

Don Nakanishi
Don Nakanishi

Nakanishi, a noted scholar and writer who was a professor at UCLA for 35 years and director of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center for 20 years, passed away on March 21 at the age of 66 in Los Angeles. He is survived by his wife, Marsha, and son, Thomas.

In lieu of flowers, the Nakanishi family has asked that donations be made to:

Don T. Nakanishi Award for Outstanding Engaged Scholarship in Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies, UCLA,

Nakanishi Award, c/o UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Box 951546; 3230 Campbell Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546, (310) 825-2974

Nakanishi Prize, Yale College,

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