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開講年度(Academic Year) 2021 
科目コード/科目名
(Course Code / Course Title)
KT461/Japanese Economy 
テーマ/サブタイトル等
(Theme / Subtitle)
To present a picture of how theory relates to the problems, reviewing its development process and fundamental policy issues in the Japanese economy. 
担当者 (Instructor) 片岡 光彦(KATAOKA MITSUHIKO) 
時間割 (Class Schedule) 春学期 (Spring Semester) 火曜日(Tue) 5時限(Period 5) 6207(Room)
単位 (Credit) 2単位(2 Credits) 
科目ナンバリング
(Course Number)
MIB6211 
使用言語
(Language)
英語
(English) 
備考 (Notes) The first class will be held online. The URL for the first class will be posted on Blackboard, so be sure to check it beforehand. 
テキスト用コード (Text Code) KT461 



授業の
目標
Course
Objectives
After the mid-nineteenth century, Japan successfully modernized the institutional political and economic systems from the feudal order as the first country outside Europe and North America. By the 1960s, the nation experienced the rapid economic growth and became the world's second largest economy (after the United States) despite the economic crisis after the defeat of the World War II. This miraculous growth is regarded as a good guide for other developing countries.
This course presents a picture of how theory in economics relates to the problems, reviewing its development process, fundamental policy issues, and contemporary business environment in Japan. The ultimate goal of this course is to expand the student's analytical frameworks for the master’s thesis. 
 
授業の
内容
Course
Contents
This course consists of the following two parts: (1) lectures on development process after the end of the feudal Japan and (2) lectures on several important domestic policy issues and contemporary business environment in Japan.  
 
授業計画
Course
Schedule
1. The gateway to the Japanese Economy  
2. Economic and industrial development (1): Traditional society (The rise of the Samurai and Edo Tokugawa period) 
3. Economic and industrial development (2): Pre-condition to take-off (Transition from Feudalism to Western Capitalism) 
4. Economic and industrial development (3): Take-off (Meiji restoration and government-led industrialization)  
5. Economic and industrial development (4): Driving to maturity (From the late Meiji to the wartime economy) 
6. Economic and industrial development (5): American occupation, reform and reconstruction (Rinsing from the ashes)  
7. Economic and industrial development (6): High mass consumption (Postwar rapid economic growth) 
8. Aging society: Economic consequences of depopulation 
9. The role of the government in economic development 
10. Mid-term test 
11. Industrial organization: "Keiretsu" 
12. Industrial relations: "Life-time employment system"  
13. Filed Trip 
14. Student presentation and wrap-up session 
授業時間外
(予習・復習
等)の学習
Study
Required
Outside
of Class
Students must read the designated textbook chapters and other reading materials prior to each class session.  
成績評価
方法・基準
Evaluation
種類(Kind) 割合(%) 基準(Criteria)
平常点(In-class Points) 100  %
Class participation and discussion (20%) 、Mid-term test (40%) 、Final research presentation (40%)
テキスト
Textbooks
No 著者名
(Author/Editor)
書籍名
(Title)
出版社
(Publisher)
出版年
(Date)
ISBN/ISSN
1. Allen C. G.   Short Economic History of Modern Japan   Routledge  2010  0415607035 
2. Flath D  The Japanese Economy Third Edition   Oxford University press  2014  019870240X 
3. Ito T.  The Japanese Economy, second edition   The MIT Press   2020  0262538245 
4. Mosk C.  Japanese Economic Development: Markets, Norms, Structures   Routledge   2007  0415771587 
その他(Others)
Other reading materials are provided during the class session.
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. Francks P.  Japanese economic development: theory and practice Third edition   Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese studies series.   2015  0415739349 
2. Nakamura T.  The Postwar Japanese Economy Second edition   University of Tokyo Press   1995  0860085147 
3. Yoshihara K.  Japanese Economic Development: A Short Introduction   Oxford University Press  1979  0195839595  
その他(Others)
その他
(HP等)
Others
(e.g. HP)
The students without training of intermediate level of economics are required to read the corresponding textbook chapters and other assigned readings critically. 
注意事項
Notice
 


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