East Asian Languages and Cultures | Business and Public Policy in Japan
E394 | 27238 | Kasza, G.


This course analyzes Japan's modern politico economic system.  In
all countries today, it is the interaction between government policy
and business activity which determines economic success or failure.
We will examine the causes of Japan's economic success, without
ignoring its costs or the conflicts that remain unresolved within
the system.  Major topics will include business organization, labor
management relations, assembly line techniques, the role of women,
and state policy toward industry, welfare, and the environment.  We
will  also study recent issues of economic contention between Japan
and the United States.

Required work includes two exams and an 8 page research paper.

Credit given for only one of EALC E394 and POLS Y401 with this topic.