Education Programs

Photo: Masatsugu Nokubo (The Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia)

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 – Fri, May 19, 2017)

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 – Tue, October 31, 2017)

(1) Regular students:
If you are able to use the UT-Mate system, please submit a Certificate Request through UT-Mate website (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 (2017)
Category Course Title Course Code Faculty Lecturer Term Period Credit Remarks
Japanese Politics Politics and Public Policy 0117968 Law MAEDA Kentaro S1・S2 Wed 2nd 2
Japanese Law Introduction to Japanese law 0117987 Law FISHER JAMES CLAYTON A1・A2 Fri 4th 2
Japanese Foreign Relations Japanese Foreign Policy / National Interest and Modern Japanese Diplomacy 0117963 Law Masahiro Kohara S1・S2 Fri 1st 2
Japanese Economy Institutional Analysis of Japanese Economy Ⅰ (Graduate Level) 0704452 Economics Masaki Nakabayashi A1 Mon 1st
Thu 1st
2
Japanese Economy Institutional Analysis of Japanese Economy Ⅱ (Graduate Level) 0704453 Economics Masaki Nakabayashi A2 Mon 1st
Thu 1st
2
Japanese Society and History Japanese Society and History 04176307 Letters Sawako Shirahase,
Muller Albert Charles
A1・A2 Tue 3rd 2
Japanese Culture Japanese Culture 04176308 Letters Sawako Shirahase, ZHONG Yijiang S1・S2 Fri 4th 2
Japanese Education Analysis of Japanese Education 0994206 Education Christopher Bondy S1 Fri 3rd,
4th
2
Elective Courses (2017)
Category Course Code Faculty Lecturer Term Period Credit Remarks
Boom and Bust: the Political Economy of Development in East Asia 0117989 Law NOBLE GREGORY WILLIAM A1・A2 Tue 2nd 2
Introduction to International Conflicts 0117961 Law Kiichi Fujiwara S1・S2 Tue 2nd 2
Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Politics 0117982 Law Kiichi Fujiwara A1・A2 Wed 2nd 2
Culture and Society in Modern Japan / Aspects of Taisho Democracy 04176304 Letters Masaaki Kinugasa A1・A2 Fri 5th 2
Japanese Economy II 0704232 Economics Miyao Ryuzo A2 Tue 4th
Fri 4th
2
Advanced Topics on International Trade (Graduate Level) 0704028 Economics Kucheryavyy Konstantin S1 Tue 2nd
Thu 2nd
2
Data Science for Practical Economic Research (Graduate Level) 0704254 Economics Fabinger Michal S1 Tue 3rd
Wed 3rd
2
Deep Learning and Related Methods for Large Dataset Information Processing (Graduate Level) 0704255 Economics Fabinger Michal A1 Tue 2nd
Fri 2nd
2
Advanced Topics in International Trade (Graduate Level) 0705025 Economics Kucheryavyy Konstantin S2 Tue 2nd
Thu 2nd
2
Topics in Asset Pricing (Graduate Level) 0705027 Economics Fabinger Michal A1 Mon 2nd
Wed 3rd
2
Introduction to Auction Theory and Mechanism Design (Graduate Level) 0704165 Economics Marszalec Daniel Janusz A1・A2 Thu 3rd 2
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (13) / Terrorism After World War II 08F140513 Arts and Sciences HALLMAN FRANCIS CANDLER S1・S2 Wed 2nd 2
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (14) / Psychology of Language 08F140514 Arts and Sciences ROLAND DOUGLAS WILLI S1・S2 Tue 3rd 2
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts I (22) / Interrelatedness in the global water system 08F140522 Arts and Sciences CASENOVE David S1・S2 Mon 3rd 2
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts Ⅲ (1) 08F140701 Arts and Sciences KATSUMATA Mikihide S1・S2 Wed 1st 2
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts Ⅲ (4) / Immigration Politics and Policy: Japan in Global Perspective 08F140704 Arts and Sciences KALICKI KONRAD S1 Tue 5th
Fri 5th
2
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts Ⅲ (11) / Empire and Aftermath in East Asia 08F140711 Arts and Sciences Hess Christian S1・S2 Tue 2nd 2
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts Ⅳ(1) / International Conflicts and Challenges of Creating Sustainable Peace 08F140801 Arts and Sciences HIGASHI Daisaku A1・A2 To Be Arranged 2
Seminar in Global Liberal Arts Ⅳ(12) 08F140812 Arts and Sciences Yuriko Yamanaka A2 To Be Arranged 2

6. Inquiries

If you have any questions, please contact us at
intex-ut.adm[at]gs.mail.u-tokyo.ac.jp