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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MPAS2026 Moulding Japanese Society 1945-1975 6 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Asian Studies
Person in charge
Seija Jalagin, online course organized by University of Oulu

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to describe and analyse the political, economic and social transformation of Japan during the decades following World War II. In political and economic issues the focus is both on national and international context.


Thematic modules consist of the following: national and international politics, Japan in international economics, the national identity, educational policy, and social system of Japan.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 0 h 26 h

Online lectures(26 h) offered by Japanese and Finnish experts.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English

Examination and an essay.


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Stronach, Bruce: Beyond the Rising Sun. Nationalism in Contemporary Japan (1995). The book is accessible in Ebrary (see the UTU library website).

Further information

Application 1-30 September 2014 through the website of the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies http://www.asianet.fi. A maximum of 40 students will be accepted to the course in the order of application. The course is targeted at Master's level students.

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Contemporary History
Political Science