Syllabi for YSEP Students

Spring, 2020

 

 

YSEP Administrative Committee
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Contents

  1. YSEP Compulsory Courses
  2. Japanese Language and Japan Studies
  3. Specialized Subjects
  4. Appendix
    • How to register for the courses
    • SAMPLE: Registered Course

Note: Please be sure to check any announcements you receive via email.

YSEP Compulsory Courses

LAW.X412 Study on Japanese Companies and Industries II (Credit: 1)

Revised on 6.22.2020

Offered quarter: 2Q
Time: Mostly Wednesday afternoon
Assoc. Prof. Yuriko SATO*, Assoc. Prof. Hirofumi SAITO, Assoc. Prof. Jiro TAKEMURA
E-mail: sato.y.ad#m.titech.ac.jp (please substitute @ for #)

  1. Objective

    This course aims to deepen students’ understanding of the actual systems of Japanese companies, industries and institutions through study tours and a series of lectures given by professional company staff.

  2. Learning outcomes

    By the end of this course, students will be able to

    1. deepen their understanding on the Japanese industry and social system
    2. understand the working environment and culture of several companies/organizations in Japan
    3. understand the actual technical system of Japanese companies and public organizations
  3. Course flow

    Because of the situation caused by COVID-19, we cannot provide study tours this semester. Instead, we expect you to attend all the lectures via Zoom and write a short report at the end of each lecture. You are also expected to submit a final report on a specific industry or company/organization in which you have interest.

  4. Contents (tentative schedule*) (*note: the schedule is subject to change)
    June 24 (Wed) 15:25-16:10: Zoom Briefing: URL will be announced later.
    July 1 (Wed) 15:25-17:05: Zoom lecture by Mr. Takaaki Masuyama and Dr. Mahzoun Yahya, Swing Corporation
    July 8 (Wed) 15:25-17:05: Zoom lecture by Mr. Tomoki Kanenawa, Japan International Agency (JICA)
    July 15 (Wed) 15:25-17:05: Zoom lecture by Dr. Ved Prasad Kafle, National Institute of Information and Communication Technology
    July 22 (Wed) 15:25-17:05: Zoom lecture by Mr. Katsuya Ochiai, RICOH Company, Ltd.
    July 29 (Wed) 15:25-17:05: Zoom lecture by Dr. Yang Lingling, JFE Steel Corporation
    August 5 (Wed) 15:25-17:05: On-line lecture* by Mr. Kazi Mamun and Ms. Ma Xuetong, Sony Corporation (*: The online system of this particular lecture will be guided)

  5. Professors in charge
    • All the lectures will be organized by Prof. Takemura. For the further inquiries on lectures, please contact him at the following e-mail address:
      takemura.j.aa#m.titech.ac.jp (please substitute @ for #)
    • Regarding overall management of this course, please contact Prof. Sato (her e-mail address is listed in the first part of this syllabus).
  6. Assessment Criteria and Method

    Understanding of lectures (short reports) 66%, Final report 34%

    1. Class attendance: attendance is expected at briefing session and all lectures.
    2. Short reports after the lectures:
      Students are requested to write a short report (quiz) by the given sheet just after each lecture.
    3. Final report: Students are requested to write a final report on a specific industry or company/organization in which they have interest. It should state the current situation, strength, weakness and future prospect of the industry or company/organization. Length should be in two to three pages (in A4 size).
    4. Report submission:
      Short report should be submitted within the day of the lecture with the title “Report _ lecture date_ your student number and name” to the following e-mail address:
      ysep.sjci2#gmail.com (please substitute @ for #)
      Final report should be submitted by August 7 (Fri.) to the above e-mail address.

      Note: Please make sure to send your report to the above e-mail address since submission is recorded by TA. When you send your report, you will receive the confirmation of its receipt by TA. If you don’t receive the confirmation, you are requested to contact Prof. Sato since the report might be missing.

LAW.X328 Topics on Japan II (1-0-0)

Revised on 6.5.2020

Offered quarter: 2Q
Time: Wednesday 10:45-12:15 by Zoom
Assoc. Prof. Yuriko SATO
E-mail: sato.y.ad#m.titech.ac.jp (please substitute @ for #)

  1. Objective
    Through this course, students are expected to deepen their understanding of Japan and Japanese society in comparison with other countries through lectures, discussions and presentations.
    While Topics on Japan (TOJ) I mainly deals with basic knowledge of Japan, Japanese education and history, TOJ II aims at deepening students’ understanding further by dealing with topics such as development, environment protection and culture.

    In the first part of the course, lectures will be given on Japan’s economic development, environmental problem and other social issues. Students will discuss some key topics related with the lectures. In the last part of the course, students will be divided into several groups and give a group presentation on the causes and possible solution of a social issue in Japan or their home countries, assuming they are international consultants assigned by a Minister of the country.

  2. Contents (tentative schedule, all classes will be conducted in English)
    1. June 24: Introduction to the course. Overview of economic development of Japan
    2. July 1: Economic Development of Japan (1): Taisho and early Showa period: Economic boom, Depression, Militarism and Defeat
    3. July 8: Economic Development of Japan (2): Post-war reconstruction and economic recovery
    4. July 15: Economic Development of Japan (3): Rapid economic development and environmental pollution
    5. July 22: Oil shock, Bubble economy and its burst, current issues of Japanese society
    6. July 29 10:45-13:20: Presentation and discussion: issues of Japan or student home countries

  3. Assessment criteria and method

    Understanding of classes 50%, Presentation 25%, final report 25%

    1. Class understanding: Class attendance is expected at all class meetings. Students are requested to fill in a sheet related with the topic of each class and send it with the title “TOJ _class date_ your student number and name” within the day of the class to the following e-mail address:
      ysep.sjci2#gmail.com (please substitute @ for #)
    2. Presentation: Group presentation on the causes and possible solution of a social issue in Japan or student home countries. Each group needs to submit their presentation file to the above e-mail address by July 22.
    3. Final Report: Each student is requested to submit a final report in about 180 words in English related with the part which he/she analyzed in the group presentation. Please send the report with the title “TOJ Final Report _ your student number and name” to the above e-mail address by July 22.
  4. Teaching Materials and presentation requirement

    There is no specific text in this course. References will be introduced during the course according to the topics.

Japanese Language and Japan Studies

Japanese Language Courses 2020

  • You are very welcome to attend our Japanese language classes. You will find all the details regarding the courses and registration procedure on the following website:
    http://js.ila.titech.ac.jp/~web/japanese.html
  • Japanese language level and courses
    Japanese language level Base class Topic 0riented Japanese
    Beginner Basic Japanese 1 and 2
    (two classes a week)
    TOJ 51
    (two classes a week)
    Upper-elementary Basic Japanese 3 and 4
    (two classes a week)
    Pre-intermediate Intermediate Japanese 1 and 2 TOJ 11-12, 21-26
    Lower-intermediate Intermediate Japanese 3 and 4 TOJ 31-36
    Upper-intermediate TOJ 41-48
    • It takes two quarters (approximately four months) to finish one language level.
  • Notes
    • The course schedule for the first and second quarter will come up on the website in early April.
    • The registration procedure and the placement test to check your language level will start at noon on April 2.
    • You can obtain an academic certificate if necessary.

Specialized Subjects

[For Graduate-level Students]
Courses of the International Graduate Program(Link)
*Courses marked with ★ (a black star) will be taught in English in principle.
[For Undergraduate-level Students]
List of Graduate Courses Available to Undergraduate-level Exchange Students(PDF)
*All courses in this list will be taught in English in principle.

Detailed Information on Each Course will be available basically for every course, both in English and Japanese, on the OCW (Open Course Ware)

Appendix

How to register for the courses(PDF)
SAMPLE: Registered Course(PDF)