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The University of Oxford is one of the world’s leading centers for the study of Japan. This course focuses on the urbanization movement and the Governmental-led measures for shrinking communities in Japan, social life and policies of Japan. You will learn about how they are managing population decline in Western-Europe. You will know about Abenomics, how they cope up with the double responsibility of care: balancing childcare, elderly care and work, the immigration policies and so on.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
What does the anthropology of Japan tell us about Japan – and about anthropology? 00:58:00
Building up Steam as Consumers: Women, Rice Cookers and the Consumption of Everyday Household Goods in Japan 00:51:00
Japan’s Immigration Policy, 1999-2008: Discrepancy between Comprehensive Debate and Partial Reforms 01:04:00
Motivations for marriage and marital (un)happiness: Discourses in Japanese women’s magazines 01:05:00
Sarin no ato: Tracing the Aftermath of the Tokyo Subway Gassing 00:47:00
After Cool Japan: Contemporary Art in the Post-Bubble, Post-Disaster Society 01:09:00
Transnational History and Japan 00:47:00
Britain and Japan; Reflections on the bilateral relationship 01:05:00
Cultural Diversity and the law: From the Perspective of Cultural Policy 01:04:00
Nissan Seminar: Population reproduction: a new fertility regime (with remarks on the role of migration) 01:00:00
Module: 02
Little paid and Overworked: Marriage prospects of low income Japanese men 00:49:00
The Political Arena of Low Fertility – Comparing Japan and Germany 01:01:00
Declining Fertility Rates in Japan and Other Low Fertility Nations: Can We Diagnose and Cure this ‘Disease’? 00:56:00
A Comparison of the Determinants of Low Marital Fertility between Japan and Korea 00:54:00
The Geography of Ageing and Population Decline in Japan 00:58:00
Productive Motherhood: Women’s Labour and Japan’s Lowest-Low Fertility 00:39:00
Economic Uncertainty and Fertility: Insights from Japan’s Long Recession 00:49:00
Schoolgirls, Money and Rebellion in Japan 01:02:00
Module: 03
The Downward Spiral of Japan’s Relations with China since 2012 01:01:00
Take jellyfish for headaches: language, print and presentation in early 17th-century medical manuals 00:48:00
Engineering the Empire: “Comprehensive Development” in Japan’s Colonial Borderlands 00:54:00
Japan’s New Security Cooperation in Counter-Piracy Missions 00:58:00
The Greece of the East: Writing the History of Music in Meiji Japan 00:56:00
Introduction to the Memorial Event to Commemorate the Work and Influence of Dr Mark Rebick 00:09:00
An International Comparison in Hope and Happiness between Japan, United Kingdom, and United States 00:44:00
Lessons from Studying the Japanese Economy 00:24:00
Redefining the community firm? The unionization of part-time workers in the retail industry 00:56:00
Module: 04
The Social Life of the Solitary Death: Aging, housing, and the limits of dwelling 00:35:00
A History of the IUD in Japan: Birth control policy and Cold War diplomacy 01:02:00
The Double Responsibility of Care: Balancing childcare, elderly care and work. 00:47:00
Abenomics: Past, Present, and Future 01:08:00
From Growth to Shrinkage: Managing Population Decline in Western-Europe 00:31:00
Cittaslow Experiences against the Social Desertification and to Promote Local Micro-economies on Resilient Way 00:37:00
The Slow City Approach and the Resilience of Japanese Shrinking Communities 00:31:00
The Degradation and Regeneration of Rural Areas in Japan 00:31:00
Achieving an Asia-Pacific Depopulation Dividend: Evidence and Experience from Shrinking Regions in Japan and New Zealand 00:35:00
Towards Synthesis of the Youth’s Counter-urbanisation Movement and the Governmental-led Measures for Shrinking Communities in Japan 00:24:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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