2019 Study on Japanese Companies and Industries II

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Academic unit or major
Breadth courses
Instructor(s)
Sato Yuriko  Saito Hirofumi  Takemura Jiro 
Course component(s)
Exercise
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed5-10(H136)  
Group
-
Course number
LAW.X412
Credits
1
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
1Q
Syllabus updated
2019/4/1
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 O-okayama campus regarding working environment, company culture and required communication/language skills. Study tours to an incineration plant in Tokyo, and factories in Kanto area are also scheduled.
Attendance is required at the briefing session and, 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 industry and social system
2. understand the working environment, culture and required communication/language skills of several organizations/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, at least three lectures and two study tours. .

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 April 10 (Wed) 15:05 ~ 15:30 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: April 17 (Wed) 15:30-17:00 by a staff of Japan International Agency (JICA) at Room H136 Details will be given in each class
Class 3 Lecture 3: April 24 (Wed) 15:05-16:35 by Japanese company engineer or administrator at Room H136 Details will be given in each class
Class 4 Lecture 2: May 15 (Wed) 15:05-16:35 by Japanese company engineer or administrator at Room H136 Details will be given in each class
Class 5 Lecture 4: May 22 (Wed) 15:05-16:35 by Japanese company engineer or administrator at Room H136 Details will be given in each class
Class 6 Lecture 5: May 29 (Wed) 15:05-16:35 by Japanese company engineer or administrator at Room H136 Details will be given in each class
Class 7 Lecture 6:June 5 (Wed.) or 12 (Wed.) 15:05-16:35 by Japanese company engineer or administrator at Room H136 Details will be given in each class
Class 8 Study Tour 1: May 8 (Wed.) 13:10-16:30 Visit to Shibuya Incineration Plant: We will go there by train. Gather at the entrance of O-okayama station at 13:10. Train fee is 195 yen (one way). http://www.union.tokyo23-seisou.lg.jp.e.de.hp.transer.com/kojo/shibuya/index.html Understanding about solid waste management system in Metropolitan Government of Tokyo
Class 9 Study Tour 2: June 5 (Wed) or 12 (Wed). Visit to JR East Research & Development Center Details will be given in each class
Class 10 Study Tour 3: TBA 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 at least three lectures 40%, 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 course 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 (this course is their compulsory subject)
2. Tokyo Tech master course regular students

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

yusato#ryu.titech.ac.jp (please substitute [at] for #)
tel: 03-5734-3524

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