= The course description for 2014-2015 will follow soon. =
This course provides thematic and disciplinary angels for the study of Japan, with parameters defined by the topic and approach of the student’s planned MA thesis. The course is taught in tutorial fashion, primarily through online contact between the student in Japan and the instructor in Leiden, on a one-on-one basis. The purpose of the course is to ensure proper supervision of the student around their thesis project while they are in Japan. Students are expected to be in contact with their Leiden supervisor and carry out the necessary research under his/her direction.