2021 Communication Skills in Japanese Industries I

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Instructor(s)
Takemura Jiro  Morikawa Junko  Kuwata Shigeki  Hayashi Miyuki  Nakamura Takashi  Wakabayashi Hitoshi  Kitaguchi Yoshiaki  Sasaki Yoshizumi  Todoroki Hidekazu  Aoto Nahomi  Tagami Atsushi  Lee Boon Hon  Nakamura Shigeru 
Course component(s)
Exercise    (ZOOM)
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed7-8()  
Group
-
Course number
LAW.X418
Credits
1
Academic year
2021
Offered quarter
3Q
Syllabus updated
2021/4/9
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

Different language and various communication skills are required for the working environment in Japan depending on the types of industries and types of work. This course is mainly designed for the international students who are aiming or considering a job/internship opportunity in Japan. In the course, engineers/researchers invited from the companies of various industries give the lectures about general introduction and working environment of the industries and companies. After having the lectures, the students will visit the companies to see the actual working conditions.
The objective of this course is to provide various information of Japanese companies and to motivate the student in their self study to acquire the skills needed for working in desired industry of Japan.

Student learning outcomes

Through the studies in the class and the company visits, the students are expected to set their own targets of language ability at the time of internship and graduation, based on their desired working place conditions. The student will also make her/his own study plan for promoting the language and communication skills with the guidance of instructors.

Keywords

Communication skills, Japanese Industries and companies, Career research

Competencies that will be developed

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

Class flow

The students have six lectures by the invited lecturers from various industries and institutes in Japan and make an own study on particular company/companies to see actual working conditions. At the end of each lecture, the students should answer short quiz about the lecturer's company and industries. Having the lectures and company investigation, the student will make her/his own study plan to promote the required skills for working in Japanese companies.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 ・Orientation ・Lectures about various industries in Japan, such as Material, Chemical, Mechanical, Information and Communication, Manufacturing, Energy, Construction ・Company visits Note: Lecturers and tecture titles will be announced through OCW. ・Understanding the course objective ・Understanding the business about the Japanese companies and industries ・Understanding the required skills, such as language, communication, specialty, for working in Japanese companies ・Setting the target working opportunity and making a self-study plan to acquire the required skills for the target place

Textbook(s)

None

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials will be provided by T2SCHOLA.

Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance of the lectures and company visit (40%), short quiz (30%) and study plan (30%)

Related courses

  • LAW.X419 : Communication Skill in Japanese Industry II

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

None

Other

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the real company visit for the company study could be subjected to a certain limitation. The details of company research will be updated during the course.

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