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From Waseda University, Thinking of Japan in the future
Open Education Center to commence "Great East Japan Earthquake reconstruction and support subjects"

Waseda University will commence the course "From Waseda University, Thinking of Japan in the future : Great East Japan Earthquake reconstruction and support subjects, 2012 current topics subjects", at the Open Education Center where you can study about the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake from many aspects such as politics, economics, law, science and health etc. The earthquake and nuclear accident brought about never seen before destruction to east Japan. It is said that more than 10 years is required for reconstruction, and many issues can be found that have resulted from the earthquake and nuclear accident. What changes have occurred in Japan from the disaster? What changes are being called for? This is a course about "Japan in the future" from a Waseda University viewpoint.

Coordinator:Professor Aiji Tanaka

Date Lesson content Lecturer Department
1 April 12 Predicting the occurrence of large earthquakes and tsunami and measures for reducing damage in the future Tomoya Shibayama School of Creative Science and Engineering
2 April 19 Psychological impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake:
Considering the state of mind of the victims
Takuya Tsujiuchi School of Human Sciences
3 April 26 Physical impact of the Great East Japan Earthquake:
Considering the physical state of the victims
Takao Akama School of Sport Sciences
4 May 10 The state of the mass media:
Thinking about disaster coverage
Mamoru Ito School of Education
5 May 17 Electric power issues from the Great East Japan Earthquake:
Thinking about electric power issues
Shinichi Iwamoto School of Advanced Science and Engineering
6 May 24 Post-disaster energy issues:
Do we need nuclear power? Thinking about energy issues
Yoshiaki Oka School of Advanced Science and Engineering
7 May31 The Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Nuclear accident as seen from overseas:
Thinking about Japan in international society
Shunji Matsuoka Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies
8 June 7 Recovery from the disaster:
The state of volunteers, thinking about victim support
Yukino Iwai,
Motoki Kato
WAVOC
9 June 14 Recovery from the disaster:
Thinking about post-disaster families and regions
Takaji Okubo School of Culture, Media and Society
10 June 21 Recovery from the disaster:
Thinking about post-disaster town planning
Osamu Soda School of Social Sciences
11 June 28 Post-disaster industry:
Thinking about major earthquakes and future industry
Hisashi Takei School of Commerce
12 July 5 Post-disaster economics:
Thinking about major earthquakes and economics in the future
Masazumi Wakatabe School of Political Science and Economics
13 July 12 Post-disaster legislation:
Thinking about major earthquakes and Japanese law
Takao Suami School of Law
14 July 19 Post-disaster politics:
Thinking about major disasters and Japanese politics
Masaru Kono School of Political Science and Economics
15 July 26 Summary:
Thinking about Japan in the future
Aiji Tanaka School of Political Science and Economics
Regarding current topics

The Open Education Center has been holding 1 year course on newsworthy topics from that year since 2008. Here is a list of courses since 2008.

2008:The 1000th year of "The Tale of Genji" (The Tale of Genji Millennium)

2009:Japanese landscape of the 21st century: Looking back over the past decade 〈10 years on from 2000〉

2010:Studying the history, culture, art and city of the ancient capital Nara 〈1300th anniversary of the Heijo capital〉

2011:Doraemon and Japan in the future〈100 years until the birth of Doraemon〉