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JAPN 407: Japan in the Globalized Community

Course description

This course examines the history of pre-war Japan in the world, and how this legacy impacts interactions with its Asian neighbors. How is modern Japan optimizing its position in Asia and how do others in the region perceive these efforts? How do Japanese cultural exports change perceptions of Japan and the Japanese people? How is Japan opening up to people from other countries, and how does this impact its position as a world leader? Taught in English.  [Prereq: (GE Areas A1 and A2 and A3 and B4 with a C- or better) and (Junior or Senior Standing)]