Rethinking Mrs Watanabe

Japan Foundation Fellows Lecture Series III:
Rethinking Mrs Watanabe – changes and constraints in the relationship between Japanese women and accounting/finance under the influence of globalisation
by Dr Naoko Komori

Japanese women have long held the purse strings when it comes to household finance. The skills and activities of Japanese housewives have been attracting attention in the UK since the late 2000s, when the media dubbed them “kimono traders”. This seminar examines how the role played by Japanese women in accounting and finance is evolving as part of the reconfiguration of accountancy and finance happening under globalisation.

This seminar considers the relationship between Japanese women and accounting/finance: how women’s financial role has been shaped historically; the significance of their role in Japanese business and society; and how their relationship with accounting has changed under the influence of globalisation. It also discusses the difficulties involved in acquiring an accurate understanding and knowledge of Japan from outside the country.

10 March 2011 from 6:30 pm

The Japan Foundation, London

10-12 Russell Square

WC1B 5EH

 

 

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