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Marie C Anchordoguy
SISEA 442
Seattle Campus

Political Economy of Postwar Japan

Political and economic problems of Japan since 1945. Utility of competing theoretical approaches to analysis of government and economy of Japan. Policy-making processes and effects of policies adopted. Some knowledge of postwar Japan desirable. Recommended: SISEA 242.

Class description

Students will learn the basic tools needed to analyze the major political and economic events in Japan's postwar period with a focus on the causes of Japan's rapid economic development up through the 1980s and its economic stagnation since the 1990s.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures with significant discussion

Recommended preparation

Some knowledge of postwar Japan desired but not required.

Class assignments and grading

Reading, midterm, final exam, and pop quizzes on the reading.

Exams, discussion in class, attendance


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Marie C Anchordoguy
Date: 10/12/2009