2017 Study on Japanese Companies and Industries I

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Academic unit or major
Breadth courses
Instructor(s)
Sato Yuriko  Hope Tom  Takemura Jiro 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed7-10(H136)  
Group
-
Course number
LAW.X411
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2017/10/3
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 Life Safety Learning Center in Ikebukuro, Oppama Plant of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and a factory in Kanto area are scheduled.
Attendance is required at the briefing session (at the beginning of the course), at least three lectures and two study tours.

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, culture and required communication/language skills of several companies and organizations 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 several lectures.
Student attendance is expected at the briefing session (at the beginning of the course), at least three lectures and two study tours.

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 the Life Safety Learning Center in Ikebukuro (Tour date will be annouced later) Understanding of the work of the Center and appropriate responses to disasters (Earthquake and Fire)
Class 9 Visit to Oppama Plant of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.,(Tour date will be annouced later) Understanding about a Japanese automobile company's production management system and working environment
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

Participation and understanding of lectures 40%, Participation and reports of two 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). The following students have priority in participation.
1. YSEP students.
2. Tokyo Tech master course regular students.

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