The global human capitals (GHCs) are sometimes meant in Japan to be those that can produce higher (economic) value than ordinary human resources in the global arena. For discussion purposes, they are grouped into specialists and generalists in a relative sense, and further into several categories of professions, including global engineers in charge of power plants (or global power engineer), in the current paper. Issues of raising GHCs from the East, such as various gaps and barriers typically seen in raising them from Japan, are discussed and compared with those typically raised in the West. It is shown that personal language/knowledge structures, which are formed through education of one’s infancy to entire life, and relevant skills are key factors in raising various GHCs. Further, types of Japanese universities and students are classified into several categories, for which educational issues are addressed and summarized for betterment of the education for the subject purposes.
Raising Global Human Capitals and Engineers From the East
Honda, H. "Raising Global Human Capitals and Engineers From the East." Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Volume 1: Advances in Aerospace Technology; Energy Water Nexus; Globalization of Engineering; Posters. Denver, Colorado, USA. November 11–17, 2011. pp. 679-688. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2011-66202
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