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Japanese Economy (On-demand)

An economic analysis on the post-war Japanese economy based on macro- and microeconomic theories.
Subject field
Humanities & Social sciences
Course coordinator
Jun SAITO
Target
Bachelor
Master
Doctor
General
High school
Fee: Free
提供
International Christian Universityロゴ;
Lecture
2 lectures
Video
video
Required time
Three months
Language
English
Subtitles
English
Required Japanese language level
Purpose
Take a course
Issue
Certificate
Start month
Anytime
Open period
2022-11-21 ~ 2023-02-28
Contents
Lecturers
Competencies
Other information
Contact

Course

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    • Last update
    • 2022-12-23
    • Start month
    • Anytime
    • Required time
    • Three months
    • Lecture time
    • 45-60min
    • Open period
    • 2022-11-21 ~ 2023-02-28
    • Delivery method
    • On-demand
    • Course restrictions
    • None
    • System requirements
    • None
Keywords
Japanese economy, macroeconomic theory, microeconomic theory,

Contents

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Please read this page carefully if you wish to take the course.
Course Description
1. Course Description
2. Learning Goals
3. Course Activities
4. Completion and assessment
5. Criteria for self-grading
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1. Introduction and overview
2. Basic concepts for the analyses
- Concepts related to economic performance
- Concepts related to economic policies
3. Economic developments in the postwar period
- Reconstruction period (1945-1954)
- High-growth period (1954-1971)
- Unstable external environment period (1971-1986)
- Bubble economy period (1986-1991)
- Burst of the bubble and the lost decade (1991-1986)
- Longest expansionary phase of the 2000s (2002-2008)
- Global financial and economic crisis and its aftermath (2008-2012)
- Abenomics period (2012- )
4. Japanese economic system
- Basics of economic system analysis
- Labor market
- Financial market
- Corporate governance
- Recent changes and remaining agenda
5. Fiscal consolidation
- Budget balance
- Government debt
- Policy options for fiscal consolidation
6. Aging and declining population
- Demographic changes
- Implications on economic growth
- Policy options to address the negative impacts
7. Inequality
- Inequality from international perspective
- Impact of innovation and globalization
- Challenges facing Japan
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Assignment No.1
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Assignment No.2
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Assignment No.3
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Assignment No.4課題
Application for issuance of course completion badge

Lecturers

Course coordinator

Former Visiting Professor
Economic Dep.
Internationai Christian University
Japanese economy, macroeconomic theory, microeconomic theory

Specialty:Macroeconomics, Japanese Economy, Economic Policy
Macroeconomics, Japanese Economy, Economic Policy

Biography
1975 Graduated from the Faculty of Economics of the University of Tokyo
1978 Obtained Master of Economics from the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo
Joined the Economic Planning Agency (which later became the Cabinet Office)
1984 Studied at the University of Oxford under the Government Scholarship Program (until 1986), and obtained M.Phil. in Economics
1987 Worked as an economist for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) (until 1990)
1996 Worked as a senior economist for the Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) (until 1998)
2001 Became the Director for Economic and Fiscal Policy Planning of the Cabinet Office
2002 Became the Director for Economic Assessment and Policy Analysis of the Cabinet Office
2004 Became the Director for Economic and Fiscal Management of the Cabinet Office
2005 Appointed to become the Deputy Director-General for Economic and Fiscal Management of the Cabinet Office
Also became the Head of the Office for Econometric Analyses of the Cabinet Office (until 2009)
2007 Appointed to become the Director-General of the Economic Research Bureau of the Cabinet Office (until 2012)
2012 Became the Project Professor of the Keio University, Graduate School of Business and Commerce, Program for Leading Graduate School “Science for Development of Super Mature Society” (until 2017)
2016 Became the Visiting Professor of the Department of Economics and Business, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University (ICU) (until 2021)

(Other teaching and research)
1993 Adjunct Lecturer at the Graduate School of International Politics, Economics and Communication, Aoyama-Gakuin University (to present)
2001 Adjunct Professor (until 2003) and Adjunct Lecturer (between 2003 and 2007) at the Graduate School of Economics, Chuo University
2009 Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Economics, Toyo University (until 2010)
2012  Adjunct Lecturer at the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo (until 2019)
2012 Became the Senior Research Fellow of the Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER)
2017 Project Professor (part-time) at the Graduate School of Business and Commerce, Keio University (until 2018)
2017 Adjunct Lecturer at the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University (until 2022)
2018 Guest Professor at the Graduate School of Business and Commerce, Keio University (to present)
2018 Guest Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Keio University (until 2020)
2019 Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Policy Studies, Tsuda University (to present)
2019 Adjunct Lecturer at the School of Education, Waseda University (until 2022)
2021 Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Economics and Business, College of Liberal Arts, International Christian University (until 2022)
2021 Research Fellow at the Research Institute for Policy Studies, Tsuda University (to present)

Latest Reports
2013/04/09
Research Report | Discussion Paper

[No.139] European Monetary Integration and Sovereign Debt Crisis

 

Competencies

Logical thinking ability, Problem finding ability, Problem solving skill

Upon completion of this course, the learners will be able to:

  • Understand the discussions taking place with regard the Japanese economy
  • Have a view of their own with regards the Japanese economy

 

Course requirements

  • Understand lesson videos
  • Answer quizzes in English
  • Submit reports in English

Evaluation method

A course completion badge will be awarded upon completion of all activities listed below.

  • Watching all lecture videos
  • Submission of Final report
  • Submission of the questionnaire

 

References

There is no textbook.

Reference materials include; Jun Saito, “Japan’s Economy and Policy in a Global Context: Postwar Experience and Prospects for the 21st Century”, in Michael J. Green and Zack Cooper (eds.), Postwar Japan: Growth, Security, and Uncertainty since 1945, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Rowan & Littlefield, 2017.

Contact

International Christian University
Center for Teaching and Learning
dmsc@icu.ac.jp