17.537 Politics and Policy in Contemporary Japan (MIT)
This subject is designed for upper level undergraduates and graduate students as an introduction to politics and the policy process in modern Japan. The semester is divided into two parts. After a two-week general introduction to Japan and to the dominant approaches to the study of Japanese history, politics and society, we will begin exploring five aspects of Japanese politics: party politics, electoral politics, interest group politics, bureaucratic politics, and policy, which will be broken u
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Episode 60: Harpooning the Myths: Japan and Whaling

Maritime historian Dr Charles Schencking joins host Jennifer Cook to separate the myths from the facts surrounding the contentious practice of whaling by Japan.

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Exploring mathematics: maths in nature and art
What does mathematics have to do with nature or art? The video tracks in this album trace the origin of the mathematics of chaos and describe how the chance discovery of fractals became the basis for some real - and revolutionary - commercial applications such as the fax and the modem. A closer look at ancient fabric designs and the spiral of a nautilus shell also reveals repeating patterns that can be analysed in a mathematical way. This material forms part of The Open University course MS221 E
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City of London tithe assessments - 1638-72
Transcribed assessments for seventeenth century tithes, for the City of London parishes of All Hallows Honey Lane, St Pancras Soper Lane and St Mary Le Bow. Produced by the IHR/Birkbeck/Cambridge 'People in Place' project (2003-6).
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China Dust Storm seen by Terra-MODIS and Earth Probe-TOMS in April of 2001
A thick shroud of dust appears over China on April 6-7, 2001. The densest portion of the aerosol pollution travels east over China, Russia, Japan, the Pacific Ocean, Canada, and The United States.
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China Dust Storm Pollutes Air in the Eastern United States in April 2001 (Flatmap)
A large dust storm develops over China on April 6 and 7, 2001. This animation shows the dust moving over China, Russia, Japan, the Pacific Ocean, and Canada, settling over the United States.
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New bachelor course is published: Geology I
  Today we published a new bachelor course of Applied Earth Science: Geology I   The Geology 1 course is composed of three parts dedicated to General knowledge of the system Earth, Tools for the 3D geometric representation of geological objects and Methods and techniques for the recognition of fundamental minerals and rocks. You will […]
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Colloquium - week 2 MT09 (Senior speaker)
"Unsafe at Home: Four Girls' Diaries from Wartime China, Japan, England, and the Soviet Union, 1937-1945"
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Theodore McNelly Interview
McNelly discusses drafting of the Japanese constitution during the American occupation. Focusing on Article 9's emphasis on the disarmament of Japan and the Emperor's status in the newly organized government. He explains the pervasive power of the Allies during the occupation through the various staff sections intended for humanitarian efforts and Americanization. McNelly discusses the importing of American culture because of the extensive Allied presence in the form of movie theaters, baseball,
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1.2.2 Summary

  • The EU-15/25 is a large and prosperous player on the world economic stage.

  • It represents a continental-sized economy, able to compete with the USA and Japan (and China and India, somewhere down the line).

  • The new EU members who joined in 2004, and those lining up to join later, are at a different level of development to the EU-15.

  • This will pose considerable challenges for those managing and governing the n
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1.2.1 The EU economy

Just to put things into perspective and remind ourselves of some basic background features of the EU, it is useful to provide an outline picture of the size of the EU compared to the USA and Japan. While a lot is made of the rise of China and India as potential competitors to these and other economies, as yet they remain rapidly expanding economic giants whose main impact will probably arise in the next decade. Comparative data on these two economies, and on the EU-12, the USA and Japan, is g
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Schönrise, Schönset; or, MIT Planning: from Dawn to DUSP
Departmental 75th Anniversary Musical Production Following the DUSP 75th Anniversary Symposium, over 300 members of the DUSP community gathered for a Gala Dinner in South Boston's Artist for Humanity Epicenter. In addition to wonderful food and conversation, past and present faculty members and students staged a production of a DUSP musical tribute, entitled "Schönrise, Schönset" or MIT Planning: from Dawn to DUSP."
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Tsunamis 101
This video shows what a tsunami looks like. Find out how a tsunami is born and how it destroys. This video shows where they hit the most, Japan and why they occur there the most. Run time 03:27.
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Reza Boroon | Affordable Learning Fair
Reza Boroon, Department Lead of Academic Technology and Faculty Development Center Faculty Expert, goes over apps and digital resources for teaching with technology.
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Nippon in the world
Nippon in the World is an online exhibition of historical materials and images from the National Diet Library, Japan, accessible in largely parallel Japanese and English versions. The site is divided into three broad sections: scenic mementos of Japan (paintings, illustrations, woodblock prints and photographs covering the 17th to early 20th centuries and by Japanese and foreign artists); a virtual recreation of the Japan pavilion at the Vienna International Exposition in 1873; and modern Japane
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Gorillas... 98.6% Human

On a trip to Rwanda, explore had the opportunity to visit four families of wild mountain gorillas, a species with only 720 remaining members.

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Beate and Joseph Gordon Interview
Beate Gordon was born on October 25th, 1924 in Vienna and grew up in Tokyo. Beate and Joseph Gordon both helped draft and translate the Allied-created Japanese constitution. At age 22, Beate Gordon, having grown up in Japan, was vital in the inclusion of women's rights in the constitution. She discusses how she came to be in such an important position and how she helped convince the Japanese officials about the importance of women's rights in the new constitution. Joseph Gordon talks about the e
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Delivering a Digital Torrent - Ashwin Navin, Ping Li (BitTorrent)
Ping Li from Accel and Ashwin Navin, the President and Co-Founder of BitTorrent, Inc. talk about BitTorrent's journey from an open-source project to being a global standard for delivering high-quality files over the Internet. He discusses how their team worked on changing the landscape of digital media distribution. His company evolved to provide a revenue proposition to some of the largest media companies in the world. Navin mentions the company's plan of scaling internationally in countries li
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Grammar Lesson 12: Personalized Infinitive, Paying for your Education

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Not only are Brazilians thought of as being very friendly, now they even want to personalize their infinitive verbs! Valdo and Michelle lea
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Simulations at the Petascale and Beyond for Fusion Energy Sciences - March 10, 2010
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Major progress in magnetic fusion research has led to ITER – a multi-billion dollar burning plasma experiment supported by seven governments (EU, Japan, US, China, Korea, Russia, and India) representing over half of the world’s population. Currently under construction in Cadarache, France, it is designed to produce 500 million Watts of heat from fusion reactions for over 400 seconds with gain exceeding 10 – thereby demonstrating the scientific and technical fea
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