Takagi & Associates Inc. made a $25,000 donation to the University of Guam Endowment Foundation earlier this year as the latest installment of the company’s pledge of $150,000 to the university.
The gift is intended to support the Micronesian Area Research Center in various research projects, including research on Japanese immigration to Guam and a Japanese tourism study.
The funds will go to designated researchers who are working on these studies and will also provide for student research assistant stipends. Takagi has previously donated an additional $45,000 toward this research.
The Richard F. Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center, formally created in 1967, contains more than 40,000 volumes or resource materials on Guam and is the engine of much historical and archaeological research on Guam and Micronesia.