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 universally unacceptable.
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.
Message to Those Taking This Course:
This is a course for international students who want to learn about the fundamentals of Japanese society and business. It is necessary for you
to have advanced-level English discussion skills. Through this discussion, I hope you will deepen your understanding of Japanese society and
business, and develop cultural insights that help in dealing with practical issues in an international setting.
Mid-Term Examination (TBA) 30%, Final Exam/ Project (TBA) 40%, Class Participation 20%, Home work 10%