Education Programs

University-wide Education Program "Global Japan Studies Program" (Undergraduate Level)

1.Outline

The Global Japan Studies program is designed to instill the knowledge necessary to understand the politics, economics, culture and society of Japan by taking lectures given by prominent faculty members from a variety of specialized fields. The program offers the students an insight into Japanese Studies that ranges from the fundamentals to specialized knowledge of Japan Studies. This course is provided in English, thus giving an opportunity to students whose level of proficiency in Japanese would normally prevent them from taking the normal lectures given in Japanese, to participate and learn topics relating to Japanese society. Program is designed to be completed by students for one year. Students who complete the program will be issued with a ‘certificate of completion’.

2.Eligibility

Undergraduate (3rd and 4th years) students and Special Auditors who participate in the university-wide exchange program or departmental exchange program.

3.Courses and Completion

Program is composed of Core Courses and Elective Courses.
Core Courses contain 7 categories of courses that offer fundamental knowledge which will be offered every year.
The Elective Courses offer wide range of knowledge of Japan Studies and these courses will be allocated on a yearly basis. To be issued with a ‘certificate of completion’, students are required to take 12 credits (including a minimum of 4 credits from at least 2 categories of the Core Courses).

Certificate of Completion will not be issued if you fail to graduate/complete graduate school.

【7 categories of Core Courses】
Japanese Politics
Japanese Law
Japanese Foreign Relations
Japanese Economy
Japanese Society and History
Japanese Culture
Japanese Education

4.Enrolling in the courses

To enroll in the courses please follow the prescribed enrolment procedures of your faculty or related office.

5.Application processes for the Certificate of Completion

Students who will be graduating from the university or completing graduate school in September (including those who have completed the term of the doctorate program) or completing the period of the student exchange program in August, will be issued with a Certification of Completion if they have satisfied all the necessary requirements and have completed the required application processes given below. Expected Application Deadline - Friday, May 15, 2020

Students who will be graduating from the university or completing graduate school in March (including those who have completed the term of the doctorate program) or completing the period of the student exchange program in March, will be issued with a Certification of Completion if they have satisfied all the necessary requirements and have completed the required application processes given below. Expected Application Deadline - Thursday, October 30, 2020

(1)Regular students If you are able to use the UTAS, please submit a Certificate Request through UTAS see attached

(2)Special auditors in the Type G University-wide Student Exchange Program (USTEP) and Departmental Exchange Program: Please follow the instructions from departmental office to which you belong.

(3) Special auditors in the Type U University-wide Student Exchange Program (USTEP): Please follow the instructions given by the USTEP Office.

Even though an application is made, a Certificate of Completion will not be issued if ;
* You do not satisfy all the requirements for the program completion.
* You fail to graduate/complete graduate school.

Courses

Core Courses(The 2020 academic year)
Category Course Title Course Code Faculty Lecturer Term Period Credit
Japanese Politics Politics and Public Policy 0101084 Law MAEDA Kentaro A1A2 Wed 4th 2
Japanese Law Introduction to Japanese law in English 0101077 Law FOOTE DANIEL HARRING A1A2 Thu 3rd 2
Japanese Foreign Relations Japanese Foreign Policy/Modern Japanese Diplomacy 0101071 Law KOHARA Masahiro A1A2 Fri 4th 2
Japanese Economy Institutional Analysis of Japanese Economy Ⅰ 07110 Economics NAKABAYASHI Masaki A1 To be arranged 2
Japanese Economy Institutional Analysis of Japanese Economy Ⅱ 07110 Economics NAKABAYASHI Masaki A2 To be arranged 2
Japanese Society and History Japanese Society and History 04194344 Letters Christopher Bondy S1S2 Fri 3rd 2
Japanese Culture Japanese Culture 04190025 Letters ZHONG Yijiang S1S2 Fri 4th 2
Japanese Education Analysis of Japanese Education 09-294206 Education Christopher Bondy A1A2 Fri 4th 2
Elective Courses(The 2020 academic year)
Course Title Course Code Faculty Lecturer Term Period Credit
Boom and Bust: the Political Economy of Development in East Asia 0101075 Law NOBLE GREGORY WILLIA A1A2 Tue 2nd 2
Introduction to International Conflicts 0101070 Law FUJIWARA Kiichi S1S2 Thu 1st 2
Foundation of Advanced Development Economics 07102-02 Economics SAWADA Yasuyuki S2 To be arranged 2
Japanese Economy Ⅱ 07102-02 Economics HOSHI Takeo A1 To be arranged 2
Introduction to Auction Theory and Mechanism Design 07102-02 Economics Marszalec Daniel Janusz A1A2 To be arranged 2
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I(12) 08F1405 Arts and Sciences Nadadur Rajalakshmi S1S2 Wed 2nd 2
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts Ⅲ(11) 08F1407 Arts and Sciences SHIMADA Yoshiko S1S2 Tue 2nd 2
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts Ⅲ(12) 08F1407 Arts and Sciences Thornton Peter S1S2 Tue 4th 2
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts Ⅳ(1) 08F1408 Arts and Sciences KATSUMATA Mikihide A1A2 To be arranged 2
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts Ⅳ(2) 08F1408 Arts and Sciences Collet Christian A1A2 To be arranged 2
Seminar in Global Liberal ArtsⅢ(1) 08F1407 Arts and Sciences Mottini Roger S1S2 Wed 3rd 2
Seminar in Global Liberal ArtsⅣ(15) 08F1408 Arts and Sciences IMOTO Yuki A1A2 To be arranged 2

6.Inquiry

Please inquire at the following mail address.
intex-ut.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp