17.541 / 17.543 Japanese Politics and Society

As taught in: Fall 2008

Image depicts a plate with sashimi and a flower.

This course is nicknamed "Raw Fish 101." (Image courtesy of eprouveze on Flickr.)




Patricia Gercik

Prof. Richard J. Samuels

Course Features

Course Description

This course is designed for students seeking a fundamental understanding of Japanese history, politics, culture, and the economy. "Raw Fish 101" (as it is often labeled) combines lectures, seminar discussion, small-team case studies, and Web page construction exercises, all designed to shed light on contemporary Japan.