Sociology of Contemporary Japan University of Tsukuba
The aim of this course is to analyze the social and economic changes in Japan, with particular focus on changes in the nature of work in society and its implications in Contemporary Japanese society, including complex issues such as migration, foreign workers, ageing society, job hunting, working poor and inequality.
To develop critical thinking by understanding contemporary social issues of Japanese Society
"By providing students with a sociological view of society, this course intends to develop their analytical skills "
Class Attendance and Participation (20%), Presentation (30%), Final Report (50%)
This course will be offered online(live). Microsoft Teams code 4fruin9Introduction1990's: after the Bubble burstThe end of endless growthDeregulation and employment insecurityPart-timers, temporary workers, subcontractingForeign workersFrom a middle-class country to a inequal society?New forms of work and "anomy": neet, freeter and hikikomoriAging society and future perspectivesConclusionThis course will be offered online
Online Course Requirement
Urano Edson Ioshiaqui
Participate actively in class discussion. Be on time to each class.
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