JAPA409-24S1 (C) Semester One 2024

Independent Course of Study: Advanced Readings in Applied Case Studies

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 February 2024
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 3 March 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 12 May 2024


Independent Course of Study: Advanced Readings in Applied Case Studies

The Japanese Professional and Community Engagement internship is an ideal complement to your Japanese studies. Training in this area will help you to develop key skills in engagement with the Japanese business community, professional enterprise, cultural competence and innovation.

Through opportunities to work within a Japanese company, you will learn to provide productive outcomes, develop strategies, enhance your Japanese communication skills. In JAPA395 you will spend approximately 150 hours working on with a Japanese business or community group, and conduct a number of assignments and projects for that entity, as well as later complete academic assessments related to those projects.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Use Japanese language appropriate for the Japanese community/business environment with confidence, cultural sensitivity and accuracy
  • Explain key concepts of Japanese business/community strategy, employment/community practices and the work-life balance in Japanese with confidence and accuracy
  • Present the findings of an individual research project in Japanese with confidence and accuracy
  • Recognise, analyse and apply knowledge from their Japanese studies to the real-world Japanese business/community environment
  • Evaluate the structures and processes that organise practices and conditions in the Japanese community/business world
  • Research, plan, present and implement a project related to the New Zealand-Japanese community/business environment
  • Apply theory critically to analyse the community/workplace environment vis-à-vis NZ practices and biculturalism in NZ
  • Apply specific disciplinary knowledge within the real-world Japanese business and community environment
  • Use self-reflective approaches typical of the Japanese business/community environment to devise and analyse problem-solving initiatives
  • Critically evaluate project outcomes in a manner suitable to the Japanese business/community environment and reflect on one's own role and performance within those communities.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


HOD Mandatory

Course Coordinator

Susan Bouterey


Alistair Swale

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,046.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

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