Aims/Description: This unit aims to deepen students' understanding of social science topics such as i) changes in the Japanese economy and the effect that this has had on business management in Japan and ii) the social consequences of Japanese business, in particular problems faced by foreign workers in Japan and iii) recent trends in employment patterns, including the appearance of "freeter" and the "parasite single". Through listening to recorded lectures in Japanese by Japanese academics on these issues, students will be better equipped to comprehend and participate in the debate on these topics in particular and on social science issues in general.

Staff Contact: Ms Alison Churchill, School of East Asian Studies
Teaching Methods: Recorded Lectures, Distance Learning Text Materials
Assessment: Report in Japanese
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