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JapanGen 51/251 – Japanese Business Culture & Systems


Winter Quarter 2016 – JapanGen 51/251

Building 200, Room 013 (Lane History Corner)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-5:50 PM
Classes start on Tuesday, January 4th 2016

Course Code:
JAPANGEN 051 or JAPANGEN 251 (Register)

Syllabus | Course Schedule 


This is an English-language course about modern Japan, which is open to registered Stanford students in all schools and departments. Previous Japan study/experience is not necessary, but “veterans” of Japan are welcome. Especially recommended for students planning to intern in Japan.

Discussions will include Japanese group dynamics in industrial and corporate structures, negotiating styles, decision making, and crisis management as well as strategies for managing intercultural differences.

Alumni of the course have gone on to become successful entrepreneurs, served in the U.S. Foreign Service and are Executives for American Firms in Asia.

Richard Dasher
Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center
Consulting Professor, Department of Asian Languages
Consulting Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering

Office: CIS Building, Room 106
Tel: 725-3621, Fax: 5-0991
E-mail: rdasher [at] stanford [dot] edu

Course Assistant: Walter Pratt
E-mail: wpratt [at] stanford [dot] edu

For additional or related information, please contact:

US-Asia Technology Management Center
Tel: (650) 724-0096