The Curriculum

JGDP courses offered by the GSIR (JGDP-IR) provide education on the international political and economic environment after Japan’s Meiji Restoration and the characteristics of postwar Japanese economic growth. In addition, the courses teach how Japan’s foreign policy, national security policy, foreign assistance policy, public finance and administration, and educational system affected Japan’s development.

JGDP Courses offered by GSIR

  • Japan in the World after the Meiji Restoration
  • International Political Economy Surrounding Japan
  • International Relations and Foreign Policy of Japan and Their Impact on Development
  • Japanese Foreign Assistance Policy and its Impact on Development
  • Postwar Japanese Economy and its International Expansion
  • Postwar Japanese Politics and its Impact on Development
  • Japanese National Security Policy and its Impact on Development
  • Japanese Public Finance and Administration and its Impact on Development
  • Japan’s Education System and its Impact on Development

The JGDP courses offered by the GSIM (JGDP-IM) provide education on the impacts of Japan’s industrial development and the innovation behind it after the Meiji Restoration, Japanese style management, corporate finance and financial systems, employment practices, manufacturing management, business leaders and how development of SMEs has affected Japanese economic development.

JGDP Courses in GSIM

  • Development of Japanese Industries and Innovation
  • Japanese Corporate Systems and Japanese Style Management and Their Impact on Development
  • Japanese Corporate Finance and Financial Systems and Their Impact on Development
  • Japanese Employment Practices and Human Capital Accumulation
  • Monozukuri (manufacturing) Management in Japan
  • Business Leaders in Japan and Their Impact on Development
  • Small to Medium-sized Firms in Japan and Their Impact on Development

All these JGDP courses emphasize a theoretical background and international comparisons.

Beside the JGDP courses listed above, students need to take courses in three basic discipline areas, “Political Science” and “Economics” in the GSIR, and “Management” in the GSIM.  Students are required to obtain at least two credits from each area and obtain at least eight credits in total from the three basic discipline areas. In addition, students must take all the required courses designated by the school to which they belong.