2017 HighTech Japan

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Instructor(s)
Nakagawa Shigeki  Takemura Jiro  Kobayashi Yoshinao  Cross Jeffrey Scott  Kawasaki Ryo    Myojo Syuichi 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
LAW.X415
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2017/4/6
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

[Summary of the lecture] Made-in-Japan products are renowned world-wide for their high quality, energy saving features and eco-friendly production processes, which are based on various advanced technologies. This course consists of lectures and site visits to factories and research institutes in and around Tokyo, and the applications of the advanced technology in manufacturing production and energy production.
[Aim of the lecture] This course aims to provide a survey of advanced technologies used at Japanese companies in various fields through on-site visits and discussion with engineers and researchers on-site.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, exchange students will be able to:
(1) Explain cutting edge technologies in Japan and be able to reflect on similar technologies in their home countries.
(2) Explain applications of cutting edge technologies to industries.

Keywords

Cutting edge technology, research and development

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

Site visits to factories and research institutes and related lectures

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Factory and research institute (1) lecture and tour Explain advanced technology in a factory and research institute (1).
Class 2 Factory and research institute (2) lecture and tour Explain advanced technology in a factory and research institute (2).
Class 3 Factory and research institute (3) lecture and tour Explain advanced technology in a factory and research institute (3).
Class 4 Factory and research institute (4) lecture and tour Explain the advanced technology in a factory and research institute (4).

Textbook(s)

Handouts and supplemental materials will be distributed during the lecture and on-site visits.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Not specified.

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluation is based on written reports to each factory.

Related courses

  • LAJ.T301 : Survival Japanese 1: Intensive

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

This course is open to summer foreign exchange students. Only exchange students under specific exchange programs, such as AOTULE and Tokyo Tech Summer program, are eligible to register for this course.

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