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Transnational Studies - Japan and the World (edX)

Learn to think ‘transnationally’ and understand the border-crossing flows of people, things and ideas. In this course, you will gain foundational knowledge about how to think transnationally. An initial module which introduces key concepts and approaches in transnational studies will be followed by four modules that use concrete case [...]

Words Spun Out of Images: Visual and Literary Culture in Nineteenth Century Japan (Coursera)

In their ambition to capture “real life,” Japanese painters, poets, novelists and photographers of the nineteenth century collaborated in ways seldom explored by their European contemporaries. This course offers learners the chance to encounter and appreciate behavior, moral standards and some of the material conditions surrounding Japanese artists in [...]

Global Health Policy (Coursera)

In this course, learners will become familiar with principles and theories of global health problems, and major challenges and controversies in improving global population health as well as practical applications of quantitative methods to analyze and interpret issues and challenges for policy. Topics will include health and foreign policy, [...]

Studying at Japanese Universities (Coursera)

Are you interested in studying at Japanese universities? Do you want to learn about Japan’s university application and enrollment processes, as well as the types of programs on offer? This course will help you to both discover great programs offered by different Japanese universities and prepare a study plan [...]

Welcome to Game Theory (Coursera)

This course provides a brief introduction to game theory. Our main goal is to understand the basic ideas behind the key concepts in game theory, such as equilibrium, rationality, and cooperation. The course uses very little mathematics, and it is ideal for those who are looking for a conceptual [...]

Interactive Computer Graphics (Coursera)

Computer graphics can be a powerful tool for supporting visual problem solving, and interactivity plays a central role in harnessing the users' creativity. This course will introduce various interactive tools developed in computer graphics research field with their design rationales and algorithms.

From the Big Bang to Dark Energy (Coursera)

We have learned a lot recently about how the Universe evolved in 13.7 billion years since the Big Bang. More than 80% of matter in the Universe is mysterious Dark Matter, which made stars and galaxies to form. The newly discovered Higgs-boson became frozen into the Universe a trillionth [...]

Visualizing Postwar Tokyo, Part 2 (edX)

Identify the geopolitics historically involved in the practice of “visualizing postwar Tokyo.” The history of postwar Tokyo reveals an essential feature of the modern city, i.e., the city as a place of visualities. In postwar Tokyo, countless gazes fell upon others; gazes from and upon Americans and the Emperor, [...]

Visualizing Postwar Tokyo, Part 1 (edX)

Analyze the history of change and development in postwar Tokyo from different perspectives using archived photographs, films, and TV programs. Tokyo emerged out of the ruins of war to become a large city of 10 million people in only a quarter of a century. During this process of change, [...]

Sustainability Science - A Key Concept for Future Design (edX)

Discover sustainability science by learning theoretical concepts and practical applications in Japan and around the world. Sustainability is indispensable for the future of humankind. Sustainability science has emerged as an effort to tackle the complex problems the world is facing today. Lecturers from different disciplines provide a holistic overview [...]