Communication Skill in Japanese Industry I

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Takemura Jiro  Kobayashi Yoshinao  Kikura Hiroshige  Tanaka Tomohisa  Iida Katsuyoshi  Morikawa Junko  Todoroki Hidekazu  Giza Emil  Aung Kyaw Min  Farid Triawan  Mochida Takaaki  Yamaguchi Atsuko 
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Fall Semester

Outline of lecture

Required language and communication skills for the working environment in Japan vary depending on the types of industries and types of work. The class is designed for the students who are aiming or considering a job/internship opportunity in Japan. In this class, lecturers are invited from specific companies and the students have lectures about general introduction, working environment, especially language environment, and required language skill of the companies. After having the lectures, the students visit a company to see actual working conditions.

Purpose of lecture

Through the studies in the class and the company visit, the students are expected to set their own targets of language ability at the time of internship and graduation based on their desired working place conditions. The student will also make her/his own study plan for promoting the language and communication skills with the guidance of instructors.

Plan of lecture

This class is scheduled Wednesday afternoon after 3pm at the class room, W331.
Nov.27 15:05-15:25 Orientation
Nov.27 15:30- 15:00 1st lecture "Communication Skill in Japanese Plant Engineering and Construction Industry"
Jan. 8 15:05-16:35 2nd lecture "Diversity for research and development in Hitachi"
Jan. 8 16:50-18:15 3rd lecture "Communication Skill in Japanese Tire Industry"
Jan. 15 15:05-16:35 4th lecture "Communication Skill in Japanese Industry Japanese Dream Does Exist?"
Jan. 15 16:50-18:15 5th lecture "Globalization of Japanese Industries and The Role of Foreign Employee"
Jan. 29 15:05-16:35 6th lecture "Global Communications, Opportunity and Challenges in Nuclear Industry - A Case of Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy - "

Textbook and reference

Handout will be uploaded in OCWi or distributed at the class.

Related and/or prerequisite courses

Other language and communication programs are strongly recommended.


Short Quiz after each class
Report including Study plan

Comments from lecturer

This class is aiming to motivate the students in their own language study. To maximize the efficiency of the study the students should also take classes of Language Program, Japanese class in particular.

Office Hours

Question will be accepted after the class or by e-mail.

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