Japanese Politics and Society

Image depicts a plate with sashimi and a flower.

This course is nicknamed "Raw Fish 101." (Image courtesy of eprouveze on Flickr.)


MIT Course Number

17.541 / 17.543

As Taught In

Fall 2008


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

This course is designed for students seeking a fundamental understanding of Japanese history, politics, culture, and the economy. "Raw Fish 101" (as it is often labeled) combines lectures, seminar discussion, small-team case studies, and Web page construction exercises, all designed to shed light on contemporary Japan.

Gercik, Patricia, and Richard Samuels. 17.541 Japanese Politics and Society, Fall 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/political-science/17-541-japanese-politics-and-society-fall-2008 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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