Japanese Industrial Development Experience, 2006

  on Thursday 08:50 - 10:20

  at Multimedia System Center

ヒット カウンタ
since 2006/01/29

 

Course Description

The course is mainly targeted at foreign graduate students, but Japanese students are also welcomed. Lectures are delivered in English and course materials are prepared in English. The main theme of the course is "Technology and Development in the Global Context".

  • In the first part, the history of Japanese industrial development is reviewed. It is a good opportunity for non-Japanese students to get a bird's-eye view of Japanese industrial development history over 150 years after the Meiji-Restoration (1868) up to the present.

  • In the second part, the impact of the Uruguay Round (UR) multilateral trade negotiations is reviewed. UR was not just a trade-talk. It has changed the technology world as well. Impacts of trade liberalization, global standards, global intellectual property rights protection systems and information technologies are focused.

  • A special lecture will be given by guest lecturer, Mr. Kenji Tobita from JICA, on Japanese technical assistance program. He is a graduate of Nagaoka University of Technology, and after several years of work experience at Hitachi, he joined JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency).

 

Course Calendar 2005 Autumn

No.

Date

Topics

 

1

09/07

NO CLASS

 

2

09/14

Orientation

PART 1: Japanese Industrial Development in the Global Context

(1) Technology in pre-modern Japan - A Historic Perspective

3

09/21

(2) Meiji Restoration - Social Change, Human Resource and Infrastructure Development

 

4

09/28

(3) Rich Nation, Strong Army - Military Buildup and the Creation of Heavy Industry

 

5

10/05

SPECIAL LECTURE "Japanese Technical Assistance Program"

by Guest Lecturer, Mr. Kenji Tobita, JICA

 

6

10/12

(4) Between the Two World Wars - The Dawn of Scientific Approach to Industrial Technology

 

7

10/19

PART 1(continued)
(5) The Post-war Era - Reconstruction, Trade Liberalization and High Economic Growth

 

8

10/26

(6) The Response to the Change of International Environment - Energy Crisis, Dollar Crisis, The Rise of Environmental Concern

 

9

11/02

(7) High-Tech Trade Wars - The Conflicts with Trading Partners

 

10

11/09

(8) Challenges for Japanese Technology Management

 

11

11/16

PART II: Impacts of the Uruguay Round on National Development: 

S&T-related multilateral conventions

database

12

11/30

(1) WTO/TBT and the Global StandardsAsia: The Manufacturing Center of the World

 

13

12/07

 

 

14

12/14

(2) WTO/TRIPS and the Intellectual Property Rights  

15

12/21

   


 

 

 

 

 

Our Participants

This course has been delivered since spring 1998, initially as "International Development" and later as "Technology and Development" until 2005. Course participants in the past are quite international, representing 16 countries; Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Venezuela, Vietnam.

 

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Further Reading - Suggested books

  1. Andrew Gordon, A modern history of Japan - from Tokugawa times to the present, Oxford University Press, 2003
  2. E. Herbert Norman, Japan's emergence as a modern state : political and economic problems of the Meiji period, ed. by Lawrence T. Wood ;-- 60th anniversary ed., UBC Press, 2000
  3. Yuzo Akatsuka, Tsuneaki Yoshida, Systems for infrastructure development : Japan's experience, Japan International Cooperation Publishing, 1999
  4. Mark Mason, American Multinationals and Japan: Political Economy of Japanese Capital Controls, 1899-1980, Harvard University Press, 1992.
  5. John W. Dower, Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II, The New Press, 1999.
  6. Richard J. Samuels, Rich Nation, Strong Army: National Security and the Technological Transformation of Japan, Cornell University Press, 1994.
  7. Hiroyuki Odagiri and Akira Goto, Technology and Industrial Development in Japan: Building Capabilities by Learning, Innovation, and Public Policy, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1996.
  8. Marie Anchordoguy, Computers Inc.: Japan's Challenge to IBM, Harvard University Press, 1989.
  9. Michael Cusumano, The Japanese Automobile Industry: Technology and Management at Nissan and Toyota, Harvard University Press, 1985.
  10. Laura Hein, Fueling Growth: The Energy Revolution and Economic Policy in Postwar Japan, Harvard University Press, 1990.
  11. Akira Kudo, Japanese-German Business Relations: cooperation and rivalry in the inter-war period, Routledge, 1998.
  12. Mark Lorell, Troubled Partnership: A History of U.S.-Japan Collaboration on the FS-X Fighter, Transaction Publishers, 1996.
  13. Shoichi Yamashita (ed.), Transfer of Japanese Technology and management to the ASEAN Countries, University of Tokyo Press,1991.
 

  © Yoshiki Mikami 2006   last updated 2006/01/29