H. Hirai

Theory of International Development & Aid II

We started the new year’s class with an individual presentation to design a career that addresses glocal social issues. Each student searched and selected interesting career opportunities from UN, Japan International Cooperation Agency, diplomatic organization, NGO/NPOs and private corporations. This activity opened their minds and increased awareness that there are many opportunities to take social […]

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Theory of International Development & Aid II

I am convinced that our class today was incredibly impactful. Addressing topics like history and war crimes, particularly in the context of discussion among individuals from five different countries, requires great sensitivity. Despite this, the class engaged in open dialogue without hiding any truths. What struck me the most was the Japanese students’ willingness to confront the issues candidly and sincerely. Additionally, it’s surprising to note that despite China having a higher GDP than Japan on the world stage, the fact that China had been receiving ODA from Japan since 1979 and only recently stopped in 2022 is astonishing to me.

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Theory of International Development & Aid II

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the theory and structure of development assistance, policies and aid projects, including ODA, NGO/NPO to address global and local issues. Students will deepen their understanding of the actors of development (UN agencies, governmental organisations, NGOs/NPOs, civil society, etc.) that address global and local (glocal) issues such

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Theory of International Development & Aid 4

In July, the students made a group presentation about one of the four topics. proposal for the promotion of fair trade proposal for solving issues related to monoculture agribusiness proposal for a social business to address gender equality proposal for learning initiatives from gender advanced countries. The presentations featured exciting proposals for problem-solving, and Mr.

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Theory of International Development & Aid 1

This course critically examines the globally shared developmental challenges pertaining to poverty and gender, both on a global scale and within the context of Japan, while exploring strategies for fostering an inclusive society. The instructional approach incorporates a combination of thematic lectures, student-led discussions, and collaborative group work, ensuring an active learning experience.  Building upon

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