2016 Study on Japanese Companies and Industries II

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Academic unit or major
Breadth courses
Instructor(s)
Sato Yuriko  Hope Tom  Takemura Jiro  Okuma Masaaki 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed5-10(H136)  
Group
-
Course number
LAW.X412
Credits
1
Academic year
2016
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2016/4/27
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
English
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Course description and aims

This course aims to deepen students' understanding of the actual systems of Japanese companies and industries through a series of lectures given by professional company staff and study tours.
Japanese company engineers or administrators will give six lectures on Ookayama campus regarding working environment, company culture and required communication/language skills. Study tour visits to the Shibuya Incineration Plant, JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Tsukuba Space Center, and a factory in Kanto area are scheduled.
Attendance is required at the briefing session (at the beginning of the course), at all study tours and at least three lectures.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1. deepen their understanding on the Japanese industrial and social system
2. understand the working environment, company culture and required communication/language skills of several companies in Japan
3. understand the actual technical systems of Japanese companies and public organizations

Keywords

Japanese Companies, Industries, Social System, Technology, Working Environment

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

This course consists of three study tours and six lectures.
Student attendance is expected at the briefing session, all study tours and at least three lectures.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Briefing session: Explanation of the outline and requirements of the course. Selection of the course participants (Due to the passenger capacity of the bus, the number of students who can take this class other than YSEP students (for whom the course is compulsory) is limited). Details will be given in each class
Class 2 Lecture 1 by a Japanese company engineer/administrator Details will be given in each class
Class 3 Lecture 2 by a Japanese company engineer/administrator Details will be given in each class
Class 4 Lecture 3 by a Japanese company engineer/administrator Details will be given in each class
Class 5 Lecture 4 by a Japanese company engineer/administrator Details will be given in each class
Class 6 Lecture 5 by a Japanese company engineer/administrator Details will be given in each class
Class 7 Lecture 6 by a Japanese company engineer/administrator Details will be given in each class
Class 8 Visit to Shibuya Incineration Plant (April 27, Wed., 13:10-16:30) Understanding about solid waste management system in Metropolitan Government of Tokyo
Class 9 Visit to JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Tsukuba Space Center (May 13 , Fri., 12:15-19:00) Understanding of some of the mission of JAXA and the work of the Tsukuba Space Center
Class 10 Visit to a Japanese company (Tour date will be annouced later) Details will be given in each class

Textbook(s)

No specific text in this course.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

References will be introduced during the course according to the visit and lecturer.

Assessment criteria and methods

Understanding of lectures 40%, Reports of three study tours 60%

Related courses

  • None

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Due to the passenger capacity of the bus, the number of students who can take this class other than YSEP students (for whom the course is compulsory) is limited).The selection of the class participants will be conducted at the time of first class (briefing session).

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