This course is prepared for students who are not familiar with Japanese economy. The course will
examine the post-war Japan Model in order to understand the contemporary economic issues. Topics
include the problems related to an aging population, the social security system, widening income
disparity, burden of government debt, competition policy, and deregulation, corporate governance, and
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The roots of recent instability in the financial system, and the effectiveness of current government
economic policies will be discussed. Students are expected to discuss current economic and financial
news in each class. Seminar type.
Messages to those students taking this courese:
No unexcused absence allowed.
News reporting (20%) + Class presentation (30%) + Term paper and
Oral examination (40%) + other factors (10%)