In this course, students can learn Japanese experiences and situation of energy and environment, specifically Japanese energy polocy and waste management. Lectures will be provided by faculties within and outside of our university, regarding to technological and socio-economic aspects. The goal of this course is to learn Japanese efforts on management in energy and environment and to make presentation compared with students' home countries, through the classes and one time facility visit in power sector and in local government.
The students can
- understand the Japanese efforts on energy and environmental management
- make a proposal to policy makers in their home countries by comparing with the Japanese efforts.
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
In the first four classes, we will focus on waste management and Japanese energy strategy, both technology and policy sides, then go to site visit to understand actual activities by both a private company in power sector and a local government in waste treatment. Finally students make presentations on the policy suggestions to their own countries, comparing with the Japanese efforts.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Lecture on overview of Japanese policies in energy and energy-related environment||To understand socio-economic and policies on energy|
|Class 2||Lecture on waste management technology in materials; from value adding to trash box designing (tentative)||To understand waste management technology from science and technology to phycology|
|Class 3||Lecture on overview of Japanese policies in energy and energy-related environment||To understand socio-economic and policies on energy|
|Class 4||Lecture on countermeasures by socio-economics and policy for waste management in Japan||To understand socio-economic and policies on waste management|
|Class 5||The site visits; a high-efficiency fossil-fired power plant and a waste management facility||To understand Japanese technologies on cutting-edge gas combined cycle power, waste power and management|
|Class 6||Presentation from students; make a proposal to policy makers for your own country regarding to energy and environmental technologies and policies, after learning the Japanese efforts.||To make policy proposal to student’s home country based on the above classes in Japanese experiences|
|Class 7||Presentation from students; make a proposal to policy makers for your own country regarding to energy and environmental technologies and policies, after learning the Japanese efforts.(2)||To make policy proposal to student’s home country based on the above classes in Japanese experiences|
Hand out, materials will be distributed as needed.
* Economics of Waste Management in East Asia (Yamamoto and Hosoda, eds)
(1) Evaluation will be based on a reporting assignment or the quiz which is assigned during the classes; 70% (7 classess X 10 points/class)
(2) presentation is 30%
basic English communication