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World Crises of Migration/Refugee Law and Politics: Its Past, Present, and Future (Old title: Let’s think about refugee and migration issues: With Regard to Multiculturalism)

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This 2017 Summer institute of Hokkaido University, deals with the reality of undocumented people across Mexican border, and the related conflicting principles regarding immigration law in the U.S. The history of discrimination regarding Asian Americans will also be dealt with. Comparatively, migration issues in European countries as well as in the Middle East will also be covered.

Agricultural Resource Economics

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The goals of this course are to provide knowledge of applied economics and environmental economics, and students will understand how economics is applied in the sustainable agricultural use of natural resource management. This course shares the researchers’ experience of interdisciplinary work that integrates natural and social science. Students understand the policy rational of natural resource use in terms of environmental economics.

What Are Tourist Attractions?

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Tourist attractions are diversified and multilayered as people visit places towards which ’the tourist gaze’ has not been directed. In this course, analyses are applied to new currents of tourism from perspectives including sociology and cultural/media studies of tourism.

Introduction to Japanese Law

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This class aims to provide overview of Modern Japanese Law: its historical basis (adoption from Europe), Public Law, Civil Law, and Criminal Law. How can “hybrid” Japanese Law contribute to today’s globalized legal world? No previous knowledge of Law is required.
Note: This courses uses the Educational Information System called “ELMS Portal” for class preparation assignments.

Intellectual Property Issues in International Entertainment Law

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This course examines the intellectual property issues that arise in the international exploitation of works of entertainment.
Note: This courses uses the Educational Information System called “ELMS Portal” for class preparation assignments.

Principle of Regional Economy and Business

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”Regional Economy and Business” studies regional aspects of economics and business in Japan, Asia and Europe. For this object, the Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration invites prominent professors from our partner universities.

Special Study of Regional Economy and Business

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”Regional Economy and Business” studies regional aspects of economics and business in Japan, Asia and Europe. For this object, the Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration invites prominent professors from our partner universities.

The concept of sustainable campus and university campus assessment

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The course aims that students learn what a university campus ought to be in the context of sustainable lifestyle, role of a university in a local society, sustainable campus design and management, and a method of holistic assessment of university campus.
Note: This courses uses the Educational Information System called “ELMS Portal” for class preparation assignments.

Contemporary Japan

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This is a survey course on contemporary Japanese society for undergraduate students who are broadly interested in Japan. We will examine the cultural and social contexts of pertinent issues in contemporary Japan, primarily using qualitative ethnographic studies.

Research Ethics <This course has been cancelled.>

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<This course has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.>

The purpose of this class is to provide basic ideas and skills ethically to conduct research and other research-related activities. Students are expected to acquire those ideas and skills through case studies and group discussion.

East Asian Media and Popular Culture

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The purpose of this class is two-fold: 1) to learn the histories and changes of East Asian media and popular culture, focusing on China, Japan and Korea, 2) how do East Asians receive and consume other popular cultures.

Intersectionality of Migration, Ethnicity and Gender in East Asia

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This course will explore issues pertaining to international migration, ethnic minorities and gender in East Asia, in particular Japan and Korea. The course will consist of lectures and also actively learning through sentimentality through the use of audio visual props such as documentaries.

Cultural Psychology, Frontiers in Cultural Psychology 2017

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This course presents an introduction to a number of topics in experimental cultural psychology, as well as research relevant to some of the major problems in this field.
Note: This courses uses the Educational Information System called “ELMS Portal” for class preparation assignments.

Governance and Public Policy within the Globalized World

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This course will explore how countries in North America and East Asia approach national strategy across a number of policy sectors including national security and foreign affairs. This course will take a problem-based approach and will analyze the issues and evaluate the international efforts to address the problem, and explore new potential solutions.

Academic Paper-Writing Workshop for Cultural and Social Psychological Journals

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This course is designed to improve psychology graduate students’ English writing skills for academic papers.
Note: This courses uses the Educational Information System called “ELMS Portal” for class preparation assignments.

International Relations and Borders in Eurasia: the Past, Present and Future of Northeast Asia

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This course will explore how countries in North America and East Asia approach national strategy across a number of policy sectors including national security and foreign affairs. This course will take a problem-based approach and will analyze the issues and evaluate the international efforts to address the problem, and explore new potential solutions.

Social Anthropology in a Global Context

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This course provides the main anthropological approaches and methods to the study of culture, gender and media in a cross-cultural perspective. Some key issues and topics on gender, media, globalization, etc. will address the discussions around african experiences and etnographic case studies.

New dimensions of Social Pedagogy (I):Educational Theory Challenging against Social Exclusion

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This lecture will focus on the theory of support practice for ”self-independence” of the people under the exclusive society. In this course, the latest international theoretical trends on Social Pedagogy in European countries and the development process of Social Pedagogy in Europe will be introduced.

New dimensions of Social Pedagogy (II)

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This lecture will focus on the theory of support practice for ”self-independence” of the people under the exclusive society. In this course, the latest international theoretical trends on Social Pedagogy in the U.S.A. will be explained, focusing on the relationship between Social Pedagogy and the Freirean Approach.

Introduction to PARE IV: Populations-Activities-Resources-Environments Chain

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This course will focus on how we monitor and improve the environmental burdens caused by human activities through the PARE chain.

Special Lecture of Cosmosciences 1 (Exploration of Requirement for Remote-Sensing in Asia)

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Through invited lecturers by representatives of top universities, governmental institute or national academy in several Asian countries, introducing the latest status of the space development and the potential needs for remote-sensing in their countries.

Visual and Media Anthropology

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This course introduces students to key concepts, main approaches, and debates in contemporary Visual and Media Anthropology. Moreover, it focuses on the production of Visual culture by people using participatory methods (photography and video) in different social and cultural contexts.

Special Lecture of Cosmosciences 1 (Practice of optical remote-sensing)

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Through the spectral measurement of plants in lab and natural vegetation, and its analysis, you will learn the importance of remote-sensing and how to utilize optical remote-sensing data obtained by satellite, airplane and drone.

American Foreign Policy

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This course is a graduate seminar on U.S. foreign policy, with particular focus on postwar and contemporary American foreign policy toward the Asia-Pacific region.

Special Lecture on Drug Discovery Science II (Biocamp)

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Understanding Business strategy and Entrepreneurship for drug discovery.

International Field School in Rebun Island: Russia-Japan Joint Education Program: Environment, Culture and People

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This course is intended to develop professional groups that play leading roles in the fields of archaeology, cultural anthropology, paleo-environmental sciences. We will hold this International Field School on Rebun Island from the early to the end of August, 2017.

International Field School in Rebun Island

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This course is intended to develop professional groups that play leading roles in the fields of archaeology, cultural anthropology, paleo-environmental sciences. We will hold this International Field School on Rebun Island from the early to the end of August, 2017.

Seminar in Sociology : Issues in the Japanese Sociology of Language

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The sociology of language looks at social phenomena interrelated with questions of language. In this course, we focus on the role of language in the modernization of Japan. We learn that modernity has an empowering and an oppressive side.
Note: This courses uses the Educational Information System called “ELMS Portal” for class preparation assignments.

Social Ecology :Principles of Invasion Ecology

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The course will cover how plants and animals become invasive, the economic, social and environmental damage they cause, and the population dynamics of invasion. This will include examples from Japan, New Zealand and around the world.
Note: This courses uses the Educational Information System called “ELMS Portal” for class preparation assignments.

Social Ecology :Introduction to Management of Invasive Alien Species

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The course will cover principles, legislation, control tools and technologies, and strategies for controlling and eradicating Invasive Alien Species (IAS), illustrated with examples of management from Japan, New Zealand and around the world.
Note: This courses uses the Educational Information System called “ELMS Portal” for class preparation assignments.

Service Design Workshop for Problem Solving

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This class will introduce in a compact form the key elements, ideology and methods of service design to participants. They will learn through a concrete case and quick method experiments how service design works in practice. The aim of service design is to make services more usable, efficient and better for users as well as for service providers.

Statistical Analysis of Food Security

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In this course, popular time series models, such as AR(I)MA, VAR, VECM and GARCH, are introduced. The lectures deal with a mixture of theory and worked out examples, while the computer sessions explain how to fit these models to real data.

Introduction to Far East and Arctic Studies: Russia-Japan Joint Education Program: Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development

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This course is intended to develop professional groups that play leading roles in the fields of sustainable environment, sustainable culture and sustainable development in the Far East and the Arctic Circle. To this end, the Consortium was formed based on this joint teaching program.

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