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Course EC320: The Contemporary Economy of Japan Taught for Non-Japanese Students

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Hiroshi Honda

Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology

Paper No. IMECE2004-60443, pp. 175-185; 11 pages
  • ASME 2004 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Engineering/Technology Management: Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis, Technology and Society, Engineering Business Management
  • Anaheim, California, USA, November 13 – 19, 2004
  • Conference Sponsors: Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis Division, Technology and Society Division, and Management Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4720-9 | eISBN: 0-7918-4178-2, 0-7918-4179-0, 0-7918-4180-4
  • Copyright © 2004 by ASME


Course EC320 “The Contemporary Economy of Japan” was taught by the author in Fall 2003 Semester for a total of fourteen American, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Venezuelan undergraduate students who came to IES Tokyo to study Japanese language, culture, economics, social structure and politics among others. The subject of paper introduces the outline of Course EC320 and its teaching methodology such as collaborative learning approach and utilization of field studies, and discusses interests and motivations of the students in learning in general, and in writing semester reports, based on their performance, their comments, and the author’s observation.

Copyright © 2004 by ASME
Topics: Economics , Students



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