Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
MPAS2074 Issues in Japanese Politics: Critical Voices in Contemporary Society 2–4 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Asian Studies
MDP in Asian Studies
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to analyse Japanese politics, its policy process and its outcomes by looking at various current issues.

General description

The course deals with the contemporary Japanese political system, its formal and informal structure as well as various issues in it. Visiting lecturers will give talks on specific issues in Japanese politics.


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Please see the latest information on the CEAS Study Leaflet regarding starting dates.

Teacher responsible

Annamari Konttinen


Shingo Masunaga

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10-Mar-2016 –
Lectures 8 h
Spring 2016
Thu 10-Mar-2016 - 31-Mar-2016 weekly at 12.15-13.45, CEAS lecture hall

Evaluation criteria

Lectures (8 h + research paper presentations), readings and exam (2 credits), research paper (2 credits, optional).

Further information

Requirement: It is strongly recommended that students complete MPAS2111 Contemporary Japanese Politics and Society before taking this class