- Class Number 7385
- Term Code 3360
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Shiro Armstrong
- Dr Shiro Armstrong
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 24/07/2023
- Class End Date 27/10/2023
- Census Date 31/08/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
This course is designed to introduce students to the operation and management of the Japanese economy and its impact on Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Stress will be given to the analytic and policy interest in the operation and management of an economic system built on different social and institutional foundations from that of our own and the interaction between the Japanese economy and other economies, particularly the Australian economy.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the way the Japanese economy works;
- apply economic analysis to current issues facing Japan;
- demonstrate knowledge about contemporary public policy choices in Japan;
- demonstrate an understanding of current issues in the Australia-Japan relationship.
Current research will feature in lectures and guest lecturers will join some sessions.
ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- written comments
- verbal comments
- feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc
ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.
|Summary of Activities
|Introduction to the course, Japan’s economic development (week 1, 24 July)
|Japan and the Great Depression (week 2, 31 July)
|Economic miracle (week 3, 7 August)
|Quiz information available
|Growth in an East Asian perspective (week 4, 14 August)
|Labour markets – demography, gender and wages (week 5, 21 August)
|Online quiz 24 August
|Industrial organisation (week 6, 28 August)
|Industrial policy (week 7, 18 September)
|Short essay due 22 September
|Financial markets – inflation, currency, banks and the interest rate (week 8, 25 September)
|Trade and trade policy (week 9, 2 October)
|Stagnation and reform (week 10, 9 October)
|Japanese economy in East Asia (week 11, 16 October)
|Australia-Japan economic relations and Review (week 12, 23October)
ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage. https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/timetabling
|Return of assessment
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:
The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.
Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
Delivery of this course will be on campus. Details on the delivery of this course and expectations of student participation are outlined in further detail on the Wattle course site in O-week. Attendance at synchronous activities, while not compulsory, is expected in line with “Code of Practice for Teaching and Learning”, clause 2 paragraph (b).
Course content will be delivered through face-to-face lectures and tutorial, supplemented by Consultation times, which will be available each day. Echo360 recordings of the lectures will be available in case you are unable to attend a lecture. There are no recordings of tutorial material.
Tutorials for this course are a discussion-based class. Providing worked solutions would not effectively compensate for missing a tutorial. Students who, through unavoidable and unplanned occurrences, are unable to attend a tutorial one week are encouraged to work through the problems and attend a consultation session for discussion and solutions.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1
The online quiz will test the material in the course up to and including week 5 content. The quiz will go online on the 24th of August and close 24 hours later. It should only take one hour or so to complete. More information will be given in week 3.
The results will be available on the 26th of August, 2 days after the quiz.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 2,3
A 1,000 word opinion piece or policy brief on a topic chosen from a list or in consultation with the lecturer.
The choice of topics will be available in week 3 of the course, along with the marking rubric. They will be due on 22 of September (week 7).
Submission will be by Turnitin. Every 10% over the word limit will attract a 10 percentage point penalty.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4
A final 3 hour exam with short questions and essay-style questions will be held in the ANU final exam block. The exam will be in-person, and run by ANU Examinations.
There will be no permitted materials. All topics and material covered in all 12 weeks will be covered.
Further details to be provided by week 10 on Wattle. Every 10% over the word limit will attract a 10 percentage point penalty.
Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.
The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.
The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.
The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.
You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.
For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.
Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:
- Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for quizzes or examinations.
The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Distribution of grades policy
Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.
Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
Support for students
The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
- ANU Health, safety & wellbeing for medical services, counselling, mental health and spiritual support
- ANU Access and inclusion for students with a disability or ongoing or chronic illness
- ANU Dean of Students for confidential, impartial advice and help to resolve problems between students and the academic or administrative areas of the University
- ANU Academic Skills and Learning Centre supports you make your own decisions about how you learn and manage your workload.
- ANU Counselling Centre promotes, supports and enhances mental health and wellbeing within the University student community.
- ANUSA supports and represents all ANU students
International economics, Asian economies, international trade, Japanese economy
Dr Shiro Armstrong