JAPN-321 Business Japanese I
Fall for 2013-2014
This course is designed to develop mastery of a wide range of key general and specialized Japanese business vocabulary. The course focuses on practical applications in Japanese, involving corporate business settings and procedures, transactions in stocks, bonds and futures, foreign trade transactions and negotiations, etc. Special attention is also given to business practices in Japan concerning hiring and employment, insurance, corporate organization and structure, etc. Students will learn to read and interpret stock, bond, foreign exchange and futures listings in Japanese, in specialized as well as general newspapers and periodicals. There are also videos showing real business situations in Japan. In addition, students will develop comprehension of current financial broadcasts on tape. All class material consists of contemporary authentic texts in Japanese. Prerequisite: Japanese 212 or equivalent.
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