Marie C Anchordoguy
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.
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
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