Finance and Economy

J.F. Oberlin University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Finance and Economy

  • Host University

    J.F. Oberlin University

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan

  • Area of Study

    Asian Studies, Economics, Finance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    4 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    0 - 0
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0 - 0
  • Overview

    Course Description
    The purpose of this course is to have an understanding of the major aspects of the economy of Japan. It will provide comprehensive coverage of key topics such as the Japanese economic policy-making, the economic fluctuations, the industrial policy structure, the behavior of Japanese firms, the financial institutions, the labor market and the income distribution among others. All the different phases of contemporary Japan’s economic development will be covered. There will be considerable class discussions on the recent changes in the economy such as the consequences of the “Four arrows” of the Abenomics, the preparation of the Olympics in Tokyo for 2020, the demographic challenges with a shrinking population, and as well the new landscape of the global economy and its impact on the Japan’s economy.