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Relaunch of the revised version of Modern Japanese Architecture

August 21, 2019

Modern Japanese Architecture Part 1: From Meiji Restoration to the Pacific War


Since its first launch in 2016 as a Tokyo Tech MOOC, Modern Japanese Architecture (MJA) has attracted about 19,000 learners from all over the world. On July 24, 2019, a revised shorter version of the course was released.


Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, which allow anyone with Internet access to take courses offered by the world’s best universities, have become widespread globally. Since 2016, Tokyo Tech has released 10 courses on edX, a MOOC platform jointly established by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University. Among the 10 courses, MJA, taught by David Stewart, a specially appointed professor in Tokyo Tech since 1976, is a very popular course that has received great responses.


Using 1500 images, MJA illustrates the characteristics and philosophy of modern Japanese architecture by examining the history of about 150 years of Japanese architecture design from the end of Edo era and the beginning of Meiji period to modernism and postmodernism. To increase course completions the original 6-week course was divided into two parts, and the first part covering from Meiji Restoration to the Pacific War was republished as MJA Part 1. Also, the learning load per week has been reduced, making it easier for learners to study at their own pace. Please take this opportunity to learn about the history of Japanese architecture design from Prof. Stewart by enrolling on the website below.





# Introduction to this MOOC and registration site


# Introduction to Tokyo Tech MOOC and registration site 


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