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STRUCTURE, POLICIES AND ETHOS OF THE JAPANESE ECONOMIC SYSTEM, Spring 2007

[Instructor]
Noriko Ito

[Course Guide]

Course Description

This course aims to help participants as introductory guidance to understand the Japanese economic system with its heavy Government involvement, specific company customs(which seemed to have worked fine during the high growth era), vested interests and social norms/ behaviors. The sessions will(A) cover parts of the text book, ‘Arthritic Japan’ which is useful in explaining the postwar Japanese economic system and its problems also some changes the Japanese have been facing recently, (B) involve students with some group discussions or presentations on various themes with additional journal articles,(C) show several illustrative videos and (D) have at least two special one-off guest speakers who will talk about their experiences in dealing with the Japanese business environment (all speeches will be given in English).The lecturer may sometimes explain several concepts from the microeconomics’ point of view whenever necessary to make it easy for the non-economics based student to understand the textbook and articles. The articles used in the sessions are most likely to be from The Economist, The Japan Times and Japan Spotlight. A specific website address will be announced in the first session.

Classes: 13
One 90-minute class per week

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