シラバス参照

開講年度(Academic Year) 2021 
科目コード/科目名
(Course Code / Course Title)
BX432/Japanese Economy2  
テーマ/サブタイトル等
(Theme / Subtitle)
担当者 (Instructor) 西崎 純代(NISHIZAKI SUMIYO) 
時間割 (Class Schedule) 秋学期 (Fall Semester) 月曜日(Mon) 2時限(Period 2) オンライン
単位 (Credit) 2単位(2 Credits) 
科目ナンバリング
(Course Number)
ECX2511 
使用言語
(Language)
英語
(English) 
備考 (Notes)  
テキスト用コード (Text Code) BX432 



授業の
目標
Course
Objectives
a) Students will gain an understanding of the major events in the Japanese economy while examining relevant theories, concepts, and terminologies.
b) Students will be able to identify the characteristics of the Japanese economy, including strengths and challenges.
c) Students will be able to critically analyze a topic of their choice in short assignments.
d) In class discussions, students will have the opportunity to present their thoughts and exchange ideas to develop stronger arguments.
 
 
授業の
内容
Course
Contents
Economics considers how businesses, governments, and individuals allocate their scarce resources for production, distribution, and consumption. This introductory course will develop a basic knowledge of the Japanese economy. “Japanese Economy 1” covers the trends of growth and stagnation, as well as the analysis of Japanese businesses and industrial structure, monetary policies, and financial markets. “Japanese Economy 2” focuses on savings, demography, the labor market, and international trade and finance. This online course consists of lectures and class discussions, in which students are expected to actively participate. The order of topics may be adjusted to maximize learning outcomes. 
 
授業計画
Course
Schedule
1. Introduction: Japan in the 21st century updated: Key economic indicators and their behaviors 
2. Saving, demography, and social security 1: Japan’s saving rate and consumption (Chapter 8 of The Japanese Economy, Second Edition) 
3. Saving, demography and social security 2: Aging population and the future of social security (Chapter 8) 
4. The labor market 1: Basic statistics and stylized facts (Chapter 10) 
5. The labor market 2: Changing labor market (Chapter 10) 
6. International trade 1: Balance of payments, comparative advantage, and the pattern of trade (Chapter 11) 
7. International trade 2: Trade policies and the international system (Chapter 11) 
8. International finance 1: Balance of payments, exchange rates, capital flows and controls (Chapter 12) 
9. International finance 2 (Chapter 12) 
10. US-Japan economic relations (Chapter 13) 
11. Japan’s energy mix: Oil and natural gas imports and green businesses 
12. The lost two decades and Abenomics 1 (Chapter 14) 
13. The lost two decades and Abenomics 2 (Chapter 14) 
14. Conclusion: Predicting and designing a future 
授業時間外
(予習・復習
等)の学習
Study
Required
Outside
of Class
Please go through the assigned readings before each class meeting.
 
成績評価
方法・基準
Evaluation
種類(Kind) 割合(%) 基準(Criteria)
レポート試験(Report Exam) 42  %  
平常点(In-class Points) 58  %
Presentation(18%) 、Short assignments (quizzes, short writing assignments)(30%) 、Essay(10%)
備考(Notes)
The contents of mini assignments will be decided after the class size is finalized. [If applicable] A rubric for a presentation and a short essay will be available for students. Academic Honesty: [If applicable] Students are required to prepare an original presentation and an original short essay. Severe penalties are in place for students found guilty of plagiarism offenses. The submission of identical pieces of work for different courses is also considered an academic offense.
2021.8.25付変更【変更前】筆記試験45%平常点55%(8-10 mini assignments (quizzes, short presentations, and mini papers).55%)
テキスト
Textbooks
なし
参考文献
Readings
No 著者名
(Author/Editor)
書籍名
(Title)
出版社
(Publisher)
出版年
(Date)
ISBN/ISSN
1. Takatoshi Ito and Takeo Hoshi  The Japanese Economy, Second Edition   The MIT Press  2020  978-0262538244 
2. Takatoshi Ito  The Japanese Economy   The MIT Press  1991  978-0262090292 
その他(Others)
その他
(HP等)
Others
(e.g. HP)
Students are encouraged to read related news reports and information. Below are examples of Websites you may find useful.
The Economist: https://www.economist.com/
The Financial Times: https://www.ft.com/
The Wall Street Journal: https://www.wsj.com/
The CIA World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

 
注意事項
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