Yoshinori Kawamura became a member of the International Accounting Education Standards Board in January 2016, nominated by the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Prof. Kawamura has 20 years of teaching experience at Ryukoku University (1996-2000) and Waseda University (2000-present). Before starting his teaching career, he was a postgraduate intern at the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board from 1994 to 1996.
He became a professor of accounting at Waseda University, Japan, in 2008, and has served as the university’s associate dean of the Graduate School of Accountancy.
Prof. Kawamura conducts research on topics in financial accounting and reporting, including those related to conceptual framework and other standard-setting issues in the private and public sectors and has published numerous books and articles.
He has also been involved in accounting standard setting in Japan as an assistant member and technical member of the Business Accounting Council, an advisory body of the Japanese Financial Services Agency from 1999 to 2013. He was also a member of the Standard Advisory Council at the Financial Accounting Standards Foundation from 2007 to 2013.
Prof. Kawamura has also been involved in accounting standard-setting for not-for-profit and public sector organizations. He served as a member of the Committee of Setting Accounting Standards for Public Interest Corporations, the Ministry of General Affairs (2001-2003), and chaired the Committee on Accounting by Non-Profit Organizations, the Cabinet Office, in 2011.
He holds master’s and bachelor’s degrees in commerce from Waseda University.