Fall/Winter Timetable

POL307H1S L0101

Japanese Politics


This course introduces students to the politics, political economy, and international relations of Japan. We will cover the role of political parties, the bureaucracy, and private actors; economic development and stagnation; relations with the United States and regional neighbors. The course places a particular emphasis on contemporary challenges facing Japan, including energy policy and climate change, demographic decline, Japan’s contributions to the liberal international order, and Japan’s response to geopolitical challenges, such as North Korea and the rise of China.


1.0 POL 200-level credit

POL380H1 (Topics in International Politics: Japanese Politics), offered in Winter 2020 and Winter 2021