In this course, we will analyse contemporary Japanese society and business from an ethical perspective.
Through lecture and case discussion, I would like to find a balancing point of culturally contextualized management
and globally acceptable norms for future international business. Also, I would like to discuss the strong points of
Japanese Style Management which could be transferable to other cultures, and the weak points which would be
First, I will highlight the historical and theoretical aspects fundamental to analyzing Japanese society and business
from an ethical perspective. Then I will assign you to read short cases which describe recent incidents that have caused
public controversy both in Japan and elsewhere.
One 90-minute class per week
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