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JAPAN 151/251 – Japanese Business Culture & Systems


Winter Quarter 2018 – JAPAN 151/251

Building 160 (Wallenberg Hall), 450 Serra Mall, Room 317, Stanford University

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30-5:50 PM
Classes start on Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Course Code:
JAPAN 151 or JAPAN 251 (Register)

Course Syllabus


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: Knight Building, Office #311
Tel: (650) 725-3621, Fax: (650) 725-9974
E-mail: rdasher [at] stanford [dot] edu

Course Assistant: Pearl Yip
E-mail: yipearl [at] stanford [dot] edu

For additional or related information, please contact:

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