- Code POGO8220
- Unit Value 6 units
In 2020 the in-class dates are Aug 28, 29; Sep 4, 5, 21, & Japan update (TBA). All activities that form part of this course will be delivered remotely
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1. Become familiar with the brief history of Japan’s economic development and features of Japan’s economic institutions, political system and society
2. Be able to identify and critically analyse a major reform priority for Japan
3. Gain a deeper understanding and be able to critically analyse, discuss and debate Japan’s changing role in the world and relations with other states.
4. Work in groups to discuss and debate domestic and foreign policy challenges through more than one disciplinary lens.
5. Improve written and oral communication of complex policy ideas.
Indicative Assessment• Group presentations around an aspect of Japan’s changing role in the world (10%) (learning outcome 3, 4)
• Paper of 1,000 words on an aspect of Japan’s changing place in the world (40) (learning outcome 3, 4)
• Longer paper of 3,000 words identifying and arguing for the most important policy reform facing Japan whether it be economic, political, foreign policy or social. (50%) (learning outcome 1, 2)
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Workload33 contact hours
Expected 60 hours reading, essay writing and preparation for seminars
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThere is no prescribed text for this course
Preliminary Reading‘A Japan that can say “yes”’, East Asia Forum Quarterly, Vol.6 No.3, 2014.
Funabashi, Yoichi (ed) Examining Japan’s Lost Decades, Routledge, Oxford, 2015
Flath, David, The Japanese Economy, Oxford University Press. Chapters 2-4, 6 and 9.
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