Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Morito Institute of Global Higher Education
Lecture Code 8B501203 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name (Online)Study on Japanese Companies and Social Entrepreneurship
Subject Name
スタディ オン ジャパニーズ カンパニーズ アンド ソーシャル アントレプレナーシップ
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Study on Japanese Companies and Social Entrepreneurship
Instructor HOTTA TAIJI
ホッタ タイジ
Campus Across Campuses (videoconferencing, etc.) Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur5-8
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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The course will be taught via lectures, class discussions, student-led presentations. All sessions will be conducted in English.
For a Zoom meeting in my room, please click the following address.
Meeting ID:    844 681 1375                   
Passcode:    1555
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction E : English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 21 : Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons
Course Area(Discipline) 06 : Globalization/International cooperation studies
Eligible Students Exchange students on the AIMS, PEACE, and HUSA programs and students of IGS and GPLP
Keywords Japanese Company and Industry, Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of one's own language and culture and other languages and cultures that are prerequisite abilities for communication with people from different cultures and areas of specialization.
(Abilities and Skills)
・The ability to collect and analyze necessary literature or data among various sources of information in individual academic disciplines.
・The ability to summarize one's own research in reports or academic papers, deliver presentations at seminars or research meetings, and explain it in an easy way so that people in different cultures and areas of specialization understand.
(Comprehensive Abilities)
・The ability to take action cooperatively to advance research to resolve the problem by sharing issues with people from different cultures and areas of specialization, and explaining one’s own ideas logically and simply. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The course will be offered online to students from all over the world. It starts with an overview of UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), followed by introducing some Japanese companies and organizations (including NGOs or NPOs) to take interesting and innovative approaches to build a peaceful, inclusive, and sustainable society. We will analyze and discuss the characteristics and challenges of these companies and organizations by paying particular attention to some key concepts such as social entrepreneurship (and by visiting some of them headquartered in Hiroshima). Students are expected to deepen their understanding of the issues through group presentations on given topics and class discussions (using various methods) facilitated by the instructors. 
Class Schedule lesson1   Introduction of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
lesson2   (i) Introduction of Japanese companies, governmental and public organizations; (ii) Preparing for group presentations
lesson3   Lecture on the 1st topic: "OMOTENASHI" culture in Japan
lesson4   Student presentations and group discussion on the 1st topic
Lesson5   Lecture on the 2nd topic: "ANIME" Industry in Japan
Lesson6   Student presentations and group discussion on the 2nd topic
Lesson7  Lecture on the 3rd topic: "MONOTSUKURI" Sprit in Japanese Industry
lesson8   Student presentations and group discussion on the 3rd topic
lesson9    Lecture on the 4th topic: Reusable and Hydrogen Energy in Japan: Challenge of Social Entrepreneurship
Lesson10   Student presentations and group discussion on the 4th topic
lesson11  Lecture on the 5th topic: "Society 5.0" with SDGs in the future Japan
lesson12  Student presentations and group discussion on the 5th topic
lesson13  Lecture on the 6th topic:  SAKAKE and Food Industry in future Japan
lesson14  Student presentations and group discussion on the 6th topic
lesson15  Final Class Discussion "Possibility of Japanese Company and Social Entrepreneurship in future Japan."

A final term paper is required

lesson16  Student final project presentations 
Reading and audio-visual materials are accessible through the internet.
Students are encouraged to collect information from as many sources as possible, online or offline, for group presentations.
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(More Details) Students are required to use Microsoft PowerPoint to give their presentations.  
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
A good literature search is an essential element for successful presentations and final reports. Students are encouraged to make good use of university libraries as well as Internet resources. Students are also strongly advised to practice oral presentations, using PowerPoint slides. 
Requirements Students of HUSA, AIMS, and PEACE Program have higher priority to register in this class. Non-exchange or regular students may register for the course, but if the total number of registered students exceeds 30, we may limit the number of seats available to these students. 
Grading Method Grading:
Homework (reading assignments) 10%
Group Presentations (3times) 20%
Final Paper 60%
Class participation 10%

Scores Letter Grade
100-90% S(秀)   Excellent;
89 -80%   A(優)   Very Good;
79-70%    B(良)   Good;
69-60%   C(可)   Fair;
BELOW 59%   D(不可)   Fail
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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