Technology and Development, 2004 spring

  on Wednesday 10:30 - 12:00

  at Room 305 or Multimedia System Center

ヒット カウンタ
since 2004/04/29

 

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 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.)

 

 

Course Calendar 2004 Spring

No.

Date

Topics

Assignment

lecture
note

PPT
slides

1

04/07

Orientation

 

-

-

2

04/14

Japanese Industrial Development in the Global Context (1)

 

3

04/21

Japanese Industrial Development in the Global Context (2)

4

04/28

Japanese Industrial Development in the Global Context (3)

-

05/05

Holiday

5

05/12

Japanese Industrial Development in the Global Context (4)

6

05/19

Japanese Industrial Development in the Global Context (5)

7

05/26

Japanese Industrial Development in the Global Context (6)

8

06/02

Japanese Technical Assistance Program

by Guest Lecturer, Mr. Kenji Tobita, JICA

   

9

06/09

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

 

-

10

06/16

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

-

11

06/23

Asia: The Manufacturing Center of the World    

12

06/30

IT Policy Initiatives in Asia

 

 

13

07/07

No class

 

   

14

07/14

Global Digital Divide

 

-

15

07/21

Science and Technology Policy in Asia

 


 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Weekly Information

 Issued on

Notice

 28 July The deadline of your final report
 
    Deadline: August 6, 2004
      Language: You are suggested to write report in English. The reports written in Japanese will be also accepted.
      Format: A4 size paper
Please post your report to Report-Box at Mikami's room, Room 308, kagaku Bldg.

 5 July

No class on 7th July.

 7 May

Important Thanks for joining my class. The class room will be changed to Multimedia System Center (MSC) on and after May 12.

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

He will deliver his lecture on 2 nd June. Don't miss it!

 


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