Technology and Development, 2003 spring

  on Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00

  at Multimedia System Center, unless announced otherwise

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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 also in English. The main theme of the course is "Technology and Development in 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 from 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, and the evolution of, and impacts of global standards and the global intellectual property rights protection systems are focused.

  • In the third part, the implications of information communication technology (ICT) are reviewed. Does ICT really creating a new opportunity for developing countries to leapfrog into the arena of global electronic commerce? How do they responding to this challenge? 

  • In the last part, miscellaneous topics will be discussed. 

 

  • 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). The date of his lecture is not fixed yet. It will be announced later. ( tentatively, 7 May is allocated for his lecture in the calendar below.)

 

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Course Calendar 2003 Spring

No.

Date

Topics

Assignment

lecture
note

PPT
slides

1

04/09

Orientation

 

-

-

2

04/16 

Japanese Industrial Development in the Global Context (1)

 

3

04/23 

Japanese Industrial Development in the Global Context (2)

 

4

04/30 

Japanese Industrial Development in the Global Context (3)

 

5

05/07

Japanese Industrial Development in the Global Context (4)

 

6

05/14

Japanese Industrial Development in the Global Context (5)

 
-

05/21

NO CLASS      

7

05/28

Japanese Industrial Development in the Global Context (6)      

8

06/04

Japanese Technical Assistance Program

by Guest Lecturer, Mr. Kenji Tobita, JICA

   

9

06/11

Impacts of the Uruguay Round on National Development: 
WTO, TBT and the Global Standards

 

-

10

06/18

Impacts of the Uruguay Round on National Development: 
WTO, TRIPS and the Intellectual Property Rights
 

-

11

06/25

Asia: The Manufacturing Center of the World    

12

07/02

IT Policy Initiatives in Asia

 

 

13

07/09

Global Digital Divide

 

-

14

07/16

Science and Technology Policy in Asia

 

15

07/23

Politico-military Aspect of Technology Transfer

     

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Our Participants

This course has been delivered since spring 1998. 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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Weekly Information

 Issued on

Notice

 2 July

   Report assignment  
  • Theme: What kind of lessons you have learnt from the history of industrial development in Japan.

  • Language: You are suggested to write report in English. Reports written in Japanese will also be accepted.
  • Format: A4 size paper, no limitation on number of pages.
  • Deadline: July 31, 2003

Please post your report to Report-Box at Mikami's room, Room 308, Kagaku-Keieijouhou Bldg.

 18 May

There will be NO CLASS on 21st May. The course plan is rescheduled as shown above.

 7 May

I have fixed the date for the special lecture by Mr. Kenji Tobita from JICA.

He will deliver his lecture on 4th June. Don't miss it!

 9 April

Thanks for joining my class. See you next week on April 16 at Multimedia System Center (MSC). Unfortunately, MSC is occupied on April 23rd, so we must return back to room 305 on that day.

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  copyright Yoshiki Mikami 2003   last updated 2003/07/16

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