Staying Power: The Evolving Role of Women in Japanese Media
In June, Yomiuri Telecasting news presenter Dr. Noriko Wakihama discusses her career at a traditional broadcasting company and how things are changing for women in the media.
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm Drinks, 7:00 pm Dinner,
8:00 pm Presentation
Place: 10th Floor Hilton Osaka
Cost: 4000 yen - Members
6000 yen - Non-Members (Women Only)
RSVP: email@example.com by June 21, 2012
Things have changed since Noriko Wakihama joined Yomiuri TV in 1990. In a time when female news presenters were part-time staff, Dr. Wakihama was the second news presenter hired full time at Yomiuri. She was also the first female to anchor her own show, and in the process, the first to have a “Weather Boy” as well!
As a veteran of the newsroom, she will share with us the challenges and changes for women in the media and how the Japanese broadcasting system must evolve to survive in an era of cable and Internet entertainment options. Sure to be an enlightening behind-the-scenes look at the broadcasting industry in Japan. Don’t miss out!
Dr. Noriko Wakihama has been with Yomiuri Telecasting over 20 years. Mid-career, Dr. Wakihama took time out to get her MA in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. While in the U.S., she saw the challenge that cable and Internet instant-viewing options would pose to traditional television media. Her book, “The end of the traditional TV station” (Terebi-kyoku ga tubureru hi) is based on her observations. Dr. Wakihama completed her PhD in International Public Policy from Osaka University in 2010.