Communication Skill in Japanese Industry I

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Takemura Jiro  Kobayashi Yoshinao  Matsumoto Yoshihisa  Akasaka Hiroki  Iida Katsuyoshi  Morikawa Junko  Todoroki Hidekazu  Tan Chinhan  Lyta Liem  Mochida Takaaki  Gao Qi 
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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 except on Nov 25 (10F meeting room, W8 Bld).
Oct.14 15:05-15:20 Orientation
Oct.14 15:20- 16:50 1st lecture by Dr. Hidekazu TODOROKI, Nippon, Yakin Kogyo, Co. Ltd, "Japanese Dream Does Exist?"
Oct.21 15:05-16:35 2nd lecture by Dr. Takaaki MOCHID, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd, "Global Communications, Opportunity and Challenges in Nuclear Industry -A case of Hitaschi-GE Nuclear Energy -"
Nov.11 15:05-16:35 3rd lecture by Dr. Lyta LIEM,Torishima Pump Mfg. Co., Ltd, "Globalization in Japanese Industries and Expected Skills from International Students in Japan"
Nov.18 15:05 - 16:35 5th lecture by Dr. Gao Qi, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, "Basic Skills for Working in the Industry"
Nov.18 16:50 - 18:20 6th lecture by Mr. "Communication Skill in Japanese Plant Engineering and Construction Industry"
Nov. 25 13:20 - 14:50(Optional) 6th lecture by Ms. Tomoko HASEGAWA, the Deputy Director of Public Relations Bureau of KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation) "Japanese Corporate Efforts to Nurture "Global Talents (Global Jinzai)"
Dec.23 (Wed ) 8:00-18:00 (optional) Study visit to Hitaschi-GE Nuclear Energy, Hitachi City, Ibaraki Pre"
Jan.6 12:30-18:00 (optinal=>cancelled) Study visit to JR-East Research & Development Center and The Railway Museum
Jan.13 16:00 - 18:20 7th lecture by Mr. Swit Phuvipadawa, Google Inc.
Jan.15(Fri) 11:00 - 18:30 (optional) Study visit to Nissan Motor Company at Oppama Factory
Dec.23 (Wed ) 8:00-18:00 (optional) Study visit to Hitaschi-GE Nuclear Energy, Hitachi City, Ibaraki Pre"

Textbook and reference

Handout will be uploaded in OCWi or distribute in the clas

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.


Attendance to the optinal tour (visit) will be confirmed in the class.

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