Accession Number : ADA322247

Title :   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for International Studies, MIT Japan Program.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 30 Sep 93-29 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Sherwood, Susan L.

PDF Url : ADA322247

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The MIT Japan Program was established in 1981 to train American scientists, engineers, and industrial managers about Japan and to promote closer ties between them and their Japanese counterparts. In 1991 the Program became one of the first four United States-Japan Industry and Technology Management Training (JITMT) Centers in the country. This grant was renewed in 1993. In this capacity the Program has been an inspiration for similar initiatives at other universities around the country. Within MIT the Program has also been a model for the recently established MIT International Science and Technology Initiative which is targeting the Pacific Rim and Germany. Today the Program is the largest, most comprehensive and most widely copied center of applied Japanese studies in the country. Located at MIT it is uniquely positioned to utilize the Institute's extensive resources on Japan and East Asia, resources that include faculty, researchers and library collections. The Program pursues its goals through three sets of coordinated activities: education, research and outreach.

Descriptors :   *JAPAN, *INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, *MANAGEMENT TRAINING, JOB TRAINING, CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, COURSES(EDUCATION), INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH, MACROECONOMICS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, APPRENTICESHIP, JAPANESE LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE