In recent years, many corporate universities have been established by Japanese large corporations. This trend is influenced by advanced U.S. corporate universities and recent changes of Japanese economic climate and human resources management situations. To identify the characteristic of Japanese Style “Corporate Universities” and also understand the direction of Japanese corporate human resources management, this paper review the development of corporate universities in U.S. and Japan and analyze advanced case studies in utilizing information technology as the corporate human resources development platform.
As far as Japanese society is concerned, Men used to looked down on Women for ages. However, the concern with Diversity Management has been growing for the last several years in Japan. Within many corporations to promote and develop the global management, there are a lot of diversities, such as nationalities, cultures or creeds, etc. Above all, Japanese excellent corporations should call for precise definitions on diversity so as not neglect it. One cannot emphasize too much the potential danger of breaking up the employee-loyalty, during the corporations have been neglecting the diversities.I found it pretty hard for companies to adapt the diversity. And so, in this article, it should be helpful to describe some important factors of being reluctant to approve of diversity. I answered that what the corporation is supposed to do about Diversity. I did not try to beat around the bush and I directly stressed that the corporation should be fair to all kinds of employees with letting go of the company-negative outlook on the diversity. In conclusion I suggested on effective merits of Diversity Management to contribute to the reinforce of global competitiveadvantages.
Currently, career education is becoming very important for a university. The information literacy program occupies the very big position as the foundation of career education. In order to perform effective career education, the contents of information literacy education is important. In recent years,since “information” become a common core subject in Japanese High school, the contents of the information literacy education in a university are also changing. In this paper, we report an investigation of a university new student's information literacy capability, and discuss about change of information literacy capability before and after becoming “information” a common core subject. And from a viewpoint of career education, we propose about use of YES-Programs, and use of National Examination for Information Processing Technicians as a performance goal in an information literacy program.
The EU Water Framework Directive was adopted in 2000 to establish a legal framework in order toprotect clean water and restore its availability in adequate quantities across Europe. The key objectiveof the directive is to achieve the “good water status” for all European waters by 2015. Publicparticipation is one of the main instruments addressed by the directive in order to achieve thisobjective. This paper examines the concept of public participation in the directive and the role ofenvironmental information in public participation. The results will be useful when improvements inpublic participation systems are to be considered in Japan.