Features of the Department of Cultural Economics
Offers four courses which clarify career path selection
In line with the career path students wish to pursue from the third year of their schooling, they will acquire high-level practical knowledge in the cultural economics field, and develop the skills to apply such knowledge by examining recent case studies.
Provides an understanding of the relationship between culture and economics
Students think about things in society and spiritual wealth based on the reciprocal relationship of culture and economics by studying about Japanese culture, foreign cultures, and regional cultures.
Students learn about the relationship between cultural value and economic value
Students examine economic value of products and cultural assets created through cultural activities and cultural value, and study the relationship of these two values.
Fieldwork allows students to gain an understanding about real-life conditions
Students suggest culture based town planning methods by considering the role of culture in regional revitalization while deepening their understanding of the cultural industry through fieldwork.
Increasing interest through a well-balanced study through four courses
Although cultural economics is a vast field, this department allows students to focus on the following four courses. We would like student to understand the various surprising relationships between culture and economics and study about them through these courses. Well balanced study through four courses will allow students to acquire a wide range of knowledge. We ask that students select one course (subject) for the seminar and when preparing their graduation thesis.
Our four courses provide student with a broad range of knowledge
Students will learn about basic cultural related knowledge, concepts, and sensitivity while at the same time acquiring fundamental knowledge about economics and management. They pursue ideal new economic activities by studying the close relationship between culture and economics in our product-rich modern society.
Creative Culture Business Course
Study of creative business culture including the film business and music business
Creative business culture, which includes the content industry (providing comics, animation, games, films, music, and other content) and apparel industry, which gives birth to fashion,and is also related to intellectual property rights, is currently energizing Japan. In this course, students will study about content market trends, including trends overseas, trends such as the development of Japanese content overseas, and the dynamic conditions of new businesses.
Tourism Business Course
New tourism = Pursuing the possibilities in tourism
Tourism is currently being re-examined from a cultural activity perspective. In addition to conventional tourism, participatory tourism where people can experience different cultures is gaining attention. This type of tourism includes searching for regional cuisines, participation in festivals, experiences at farm villages, travelling to rural areas, travel to isolated islands, and factory tours. In this course, students will learn about new tourism products, and study about the possibilities in tourism, methods for revitalizing regions through tourism, and so forth.
Agri-Food Business Course
Clarifying “food” and “agriculture” as new industries
The agricultural industry is currently continuing to experience major changes. In addition to producing agricultural produce, the industry is appealing to consumers with its processes, from seed and rice planting to harvesting, and farming methods. In addition, a new food culture is being created through the development of special region-specific products, suggesting different ways to eat foods, and providing unique dining locations such as farm village based restaurants. In this course, students will study about the agri-food business which is gaining attention as a new industry.
Town Planning and Local Government Course