Japanese women’s economics, 1818-2005

Aiko Ikeo*

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The position of women in Japanese society has been shifting with changing international relations. As an island country, the opportunity of international exchange for the Japanese was extremely limited by the technology of sailing vessels prior to the steam engine. Peaceful cross-border activities were accomplished by a few correspondents (old diplomats), Buddhists, and adventurers. Turning points are witnessed in 1854 (the end of isolationist policy), 1868 (Meiji restoration), and 1945 (the conclusion of WWII).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Handbook of the History of Women's Economic Thought
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781317528371
ISBN (Print)9781138852341
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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