GRADUATE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCESASIAN STUDIES


ASN 531


This course aims to examine social and economic structures of Japanese Society. The course focuses on both the social characteristics on which Japanese Economy is based and the economic substructure that respectively shapes Japanese Society. In this respect, the roles of various social and economic agents, including the state, corporations, workers and consumers, are examined in their effect to manipulate the economic and social life in Japan. In addition, the place of Japanese Economy within the context of global economic processes is discussed, arguing that the social and economic dynamics in Japan must be understood within the large picture of globalization.