Goals of the Course(JPN)
Goals of the Course
|As students are either already living in Japan or will soon be (depending on the covid situation), and very likely have some immigration experience, this course should be particularly relevant. This course is intended to provide students with an understanding of contemporary immigration in Japan, including what the situation looks like for various categories of immigrants in Japan, any issues they are contending with, and their future prospects.|
Objectives of the Course(JPN)
Objectives of the Course
|Because students will all have some first-hand experience living in Japan, it is important to obtain a better understanding of the society and how immigrants fit into it. Whether you have foreign roots yourself or are from Japan originally, you should have some personal relevance in engaging with this topic. Japanese migration is a subject that is not commonly studied, in spite of the fact that the immigrant population is steadily growing as the Japanese population ages. Additionally, the issues surrounding growing migration and social aging are not limited to Japan. Many of the world’s developed and developing countries will experience similarly aging populations and changing migratory flows. Japan happens to be on the cusp, and serves as a lesson for other nations, both positive and negative.|
Course Content / Plan
|Class 1 - Course intro/syllabus|
Class 2 - Japanese immigration background
Class 3 - Technical interns & trainees
Class 4 - Health care workers
Class 5 - Students
Class 6 - Refugees
Class 7 - Nikkeijin
Class 8 - Zainichi
Class 9 - Immigrant education
Class 10 - Immigrant integration
Class 11 - Comparisons with other developed countries part I: Immigrant numbers and trends
Class 12 - Comparisons with other developed countries part II: Refugee issues, immigrant integration
Class 13 - Student presentations
Class 14 - Student presentations
Class 15 - Course review and summary
Course Prerequisites and Related Courses
|No prerequisites are required. However, students should have a good command of the English language and come to class willing to discuss the week’s topic.|
Course Evaluation Method and Criteria
|30% - Participation (worksheet assignments)|
30% - Presentation
40% - Final paper
A minimum grade of C is required to receive a passing grade for the course. Please refer to the student handbook for the grading scale.
|Readings will be distributed on NUCT weekly.|
Study Load(Self-directed Learning Outside Course Hours)
|Students are required to read the assigned materials before each class.|
Notice for Students
|Please be sure to check NUCT regularly for updates regarding the course schedule, lectures, readings and assignments. If you have any difficulty accessing NUCT, please contact the instructor by email.|
Lecture format, etc.
List of hybrid classes employing both face-to-face and remote teaching methods will be posted in the "News" of the homepage of the Graduate School of Law.
*If there are any changes in the teaching methods after the period of course registration, it will be announced on NUCT.
Additional measures for remote class (on-demand class)
Remote classes are conducted via NUCT. Questions to instructors should be asked using the NUCT "Message" function.
Student discussions will be conducted using the NUCT "Message" function. (If the instructor has added the "Forum" function, the "Forum" can also be used.)
Follow your instructor's directions if your instructor has any other directions.