Hitoshi OKADA

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Hitoshi OKADA
National Institute of Informatics
Information and Society Research Division
Job title
Associate Professor
Dr.IPP, International Public Policy, Osaka Univ.


Hitoshi Okada is an Associate Professor at the National Institute of Informatics (NII), Japan. He got his Bachelor of Public Law (LLB) and Bachelor of Private Law (LLB) from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He completed his MA at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, Japan. He got his Ph.D. in International Public Policy from Osaka University, Japan. His current research topic is law and economics of e-money and e-commerce. He published a book titled ‘Understanding E-Money (in Japanese)’ from the Nikkei Newspaper Publisher in Japan. He is a co-organizer of the Workshop of IT-enabled Service (ITeS) at the Symposium of IEEE/IPSJ International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT). He is also a secretary of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) Japan Chapter. He was selected as a Member of the Committee for Convergence of Communications and Broadcasting at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) Japan, a Member of the Information Frontier Research Committee at MIC in Japan, and a Member of the Information Exploration Era Research Committee at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Japan. He is a Special Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Information and Communications Policy (IICP) at MIC, Japan. He has got a prize from Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) for his contribution for e-learning education development. Recently he was selected as a recipient of an Honorable Mention in the social science division of The DOCOMO Mobile Science Prize from The Mobile Communication Fund (MCF), Japan.

Social Contribution

[Lecturer]  Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Institute for Information Industry (III), Magenta Global (Singapore)  The 6th 5G International Summit 2015: Future Vision & Game Changer  (Taipei, Taiwan)  21 Sep 2015 - 22 Sep 2015
[Demonstrator]  National Institute of Informatics  NII Open House 2015  (NII Open House)  12 Jun 2015 - 13 Jun 2015
Bitcoin is a decentralized virtual currency which circulates the world though the internet, however, it is not so much accepted in the real shops. In order to promote the use of virtual currency in real, colored coin technology sets the virtual is...
[Panelist, Lecturer]  Magenta Global  6th Asia/Myanmar Mobile Money + E-Commerce Global Summit 2015  28 Jan 2015 - 29 Jan 2015

Books etc

Hitoshi OKADA, Ikuo Takahashi, Shige-Ichiro Yamasaki (Part:Joint Work)
TOYO KEIZAI   May 2015   ISBN:4492681388
Tetsuro Kobayashi, Hitoshi Okada (Part:Contributor, Chapter 2, The Effects of Similarities to Previous Buyers on Trust and Intention to Buy from E-Commerce Stores: An Experimental Study Based on the SVS Model)
Springer   Jan 2013   
Kishor Vaidya (eds.) (Part:Contributor, Chapter 15: Kanokwan Atchariyachanvanich, Hitoshi Okada, Shiro Uesugi, The Technology Acceptance Model: A “Localized” Version to Predict Purchasing Behavior in Internet Shopping)
IGI Global   Oct 2011   ISBN:1609607686
Hitoshi Okada
NIKKEI   Apr 2008   ISBN:4532111757
Hitoshi Okada; Ikuo Takahashi; Akio Shimada
ToÌ"kyoÌ" : Maruzen, 2006.   Dec 2006   ISBN:4621077813
Toshihiko Hayashi, Hitoshi Okada (Part:Joint Work)
NTT   Jun 2003   ISBN:4757121040
Hara   Feb 2012   ISBN:4562047186
Kyoritsu   Oct 2011   ISBN:4320123026
Hitoshi Okada; Kokuritsu JoÌ"hoÌ"gaku KenkyuÌ"jo.
unknown   Mar 2002   ISBN:4621070193
Urban Resilience: A Transformative Approach
Yoshiki Yamagata and Hiroshi Maruyama Edit., Roberto Legaspi, Rungsiman Narararatwong, Nagul Cooharojananone, Hitoshi Okada and Hiroshi Maruyama (Part:Contributor, Chapter 6 Perception-based Resilience: Accounting for Human Perception in Resilience Thinking With Its Theoretic and Model Bases)
Springer   2016   ISBN:978-3-319-39810-5
This book is on urban resilience – how to design and operate cities that can withstand major threats such as natural disasters and economic downturns and how to recover from them. It is a collection of latest research results from two separate but...

Awards & Honors

Sep 2014
IT Enabled Services, Best article award, The Society of Socio-Informatics (SSI), Japan
Winner: Shiro Uesugi (edits)
Sep 2012
Incentive Award of Social Science Field, The 11th DoCoMo Mobile Science Award, Mobile Communication Fund NPO
Mar 2012
Hikari & Tsubasa's Information Security Class, IPSJ Excellent Teaching Tool Developer Award, IPSJ
Winner: Co-authors for Hikari & Tsubasa's Information Security Class

Committee Memberships

Jan 2015
IEEE SSIT Japan Chapter --- The Society on Social Implications of Technology of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Japan Chapter (IEEE/SSITJ)  Vice Chair


Rungsiman Nararatwong, Roberto Legaspi (#), Hitoshi Okada, Hiroshi Maruyama (# presentation speaker)
2015 International Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction Conference (SBP15)      Apr 2015   [Refereed]
Roberto Legaspi, Hiroshi Maruyama, Rungsiman Nararatwong, Hitoshi Okada
The 7th IEEE international conference on social computing and networking (SocialCom 2014)      Dec 2014
Mohamed Osamnia, Haruki Ueno, Arjulie John Berena, Sila Chunwijitra, Hitoshi Okada
the 2014 IEEE Conference on e-Learning e-Management and e-Services (IC3e 2014)      Dec 2014   [Refereed]
Naonori Kato, Hitoshi OKADA
IEICE2014-02-IA-IOT-SITE   113(442) 73-78   Feb 2014
Shiro Uesugi, Hitoshi Okada
The International Telecommunications Society 6th Africa-Asia-Australasia Regional Conference      Aug 2013
Tenda Okimoto, Naoto Ikegai, Tony Ribeiro, Katsumi Inoue, Hitoshi Okada, Hiroshi Maruyama
The 43rd Annual IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Dependable Systems and Networks, Workshop on Systems Resilience      Jun 2013
Vanessa Bracamonte, Hitoshi Okada
IEICE Technical Report   112(343) 25-30   Dec 2012
Shiro Uesugi, Hitoshi Okada
In Proceedings of International Telecommunications Society (ITS) 2012      Nov 2012   [Refereed]
Feedback and Trust-related Factors of Consumer Behavior in Cross-Border Electronic Commerce
Vanessa Rocio Bracamonte Lesma, Hitoshi Okada
In Proceedings of IEEE Technology and Society in Asia 2012 (TSA2012)      Oct 2012   [Refereed]
Vanessa R. Bracamonte Lesma, Hitoshi Okada
In Proceedings of SNAA at ASONAM 2012      Aug 2012   [Refereed]
Vanessa R. Bracamonte Lesma, Hitoshi Okada
In Proceedings of IADIS EC 2012 at MCCSIS      Jul 2012   [Refereed]
Nagul Cooharojananone, Pongjit Kongnim, Aratchaporn Mongkolnut, Hitoshi Okada
In Proceedings of The 12th IEEE/IPSJ International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT2012)   233-238   Jul 2012   [Refereed]
Naonori KATO, Hitoshi OKADA
In Proceedings of JSIM 64th Conference      Jun 2012
Vanessa Bracamonte, Hitoshi OKADA
In Proceedings of ICACT 2012 (The 14th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology 2012)      Feb 2012   [Refereed]
WebELS Meeting: Multi-Functional Online Conference Tool For Higher Education For Low-Speed Internet
Sila Chunwijitra,Arjulie John Berena,Pao Sriprasertsuk,Hitoshi Okada,Haruki Ueno
In Proceedings of Third International Conference on Education Technology and Training (ETT 2010)      Nov 2010
Hitoshi Okada
FACE98-13: Form for Advanced Communications Environment and Ethics   Vol. 98(No. 391) 1-6   Jan 1998
When we design the systems of electronic moneys, it often happens that security protection conflicts with privacy protection. Although the records of transaction data enable us to trace the settlement process, the possibilities of privacy invasion...

Conference Activities & Talks

Bracamonte Vanessa, Shigeichiro Yamasaki, Hitoshi OKADA
Computer Security Symposium 2016 (CSS2016)   11 Oct 2016   CSEC of IEICE
Hitoshi Okada, Vanessa Rocio Bracamonte Lesma
The Internet, Policy & Politics Conferences   22 Sep 2016   Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Accepted. Abstract refereed.
Shigeichiro Yamasaki*, Hitoshi Okada, Vanessa Rocio Bracamonte Lesma
2016 IEEE Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century   13 Jul 2016   IEEE, SSIT of IEEE , IEEE Victorian Section
Accepted, Abstract Refereed.
Effect of textual errors on the evaluation of a foreign online store
Vanessa R. Bracamonte Lesma, Hitoshi Okada
International Conference on Internet Studies (NETs2015)   Jul 2015   
Hitoshi OKADA
NII Shonan Meeting:Systems Resilience – Bridging the Gap Between Social and Mathematical   23 Feb 2015   National Institute of Informatics
Hitoshi Okada, Rungsiman Nararatwong, Naoto Ikegai, Roberto Sebastian Legaspi, Hiroshi Maruyama
The 7th InternationalWorkshop on Information Systems for Social Innovation 2015   17 Feb 2015   
Hitoshi OKADA
Research Institute for Economics & Business Administration, Kobe University   8 Nov 2014   Monetary Economics Seminar of Kobe University
Hitoshi OKADA
The 5th Annual Mobile Payments & E-Commerce Emerging Markets/Asia Pacific 2014 Summit   15 Feb 2014   
Hitoshi OKADA
Systems Resilience Project Report   27 Feb 2013   
Increasing Financial Inclusion by Developing Innovative Methods of Retail Payments [Invited]
Hitoshi OKADA
The 3rd Annual Greater Mekong Mobile Payments & Banking Summit 2012   Jul 2012   
Facebook Commerce in Asian Countries [Invited]
Hitoshi OKADA
The 3rd Annual Greater Mekong Mobile Payments & Banking Summit 2012   Jul 2012   
Authoring Tool for Video-based Content on WebELS Learning System to Support Higher Education
Sila Chunwijitra, Berena, Arjulie John Berena, Hitoshi Okada, Haruki Ueno
The Ninth International Joint Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (JCSSE'12)   May 2012   
Hitoshi OKADA, Takaaki KAMOGAWA
JASMIN   Oct 2011   
Hitoshi OKADA
Aug 2011   Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology
Private Information transmission on the CGM: Japanese context and information privacy
Yohko Orito, Hitoshi Okada, Hidenobu Sai
Workshop of Cyberpsychological Analysis of Social Network Sites and User Behavior (CASNSUB), ASONAM2011   Jul 2011   
FaceBook Commerce in Asia: How LTE and Smartphones can enable its fast growth ?
Hitoshi OKADA
4G International Forum   Jul 2011   
Sila Chunwijitra, Arjulie John Berena, Hitoshi Okada, and Haruki Ueno
COLLA 2011, The First International Conference on Advanced Collaborative Networks, Systems and Applications   Jun 2011   
Proceedings Only.
What makes consumers using mobile money, instead of cash transfer? [Invited]
Hitoshi OKADA
The 2nd Greater Mekong Mobile Payments & Banking Summit 2011 in Hanoi   May 2011   
Mobile Payment and Smartcard E-MoneyCurrent Situation in JAPAN [Invited]
Hitoshi Okada
The 2nd Greater Mekong Mobile Payments & Banking Summit 2011 in Hanoi   May 2011   
Rattanaporn Limniramol, Nagul Cooharojananone, Tetsuro Kobayashi, Hitoshi Okada
The 13th International Conference on Advanced Communication Technology 2011 (ICACT2011) [Refereed]   Feb 2011   IEEE Communication Society (IEEE ComSoc), IEEE Region 10, IEEE Daejeon Section (Korea)
Arin Muadthong, Rattanaporn Limniramol, Nagul Cooharojananone, Kobayashi Tetsuro, Okada Hitoshi
the 2011 International Conference on e-Commerce, e-Administration, e-Society, e-Education, and e-Technology (e-CASE & e-Tech 2011) [Refereed]   Jan 2011   
Takaaki Kamogawa, Hitoshi Okada
the 2nd International Conference on Logistics and Transport (ICLT) 2010 [Refereed]   Dec 2010   
WebELS Meeting: Multi-Functional Online Conference Tool For Higher Education For Low-Speed Internet Environment
Sila Chunwijitra, Arjulie John Berena, Pao Sriprasertsuk, Hitoshi Okada, Haruki Ueno
2010 Third International Conference on Education Technology and Training (ETT 2010) [Refereed]   Nov 2010   
WebELS Meeting for Business Application
Sila Chunwijitra, Arjulie John Berena, Pao Sriprasertsuk, Eiji Okano, Hitoshi Okada, Haruki Ueno
The 2010 IEICE Society Conference   Sep 2010   
Mobile Value Added or Mobile Commerce for the 4G space: what's next
Hitoshi Okada
4G 2010 Summit – 3G to 4G: New Opportunities in the Mobile Revolution [Invited]   Jul 2010   Magenta Global coordinates, GSA forum supports
The 10th Annual International Symposium on Applications and the Internet (SAINT 2010)   Jul 2010   
Problems Relating to the Adoption of Potentially Privacy-Invading Technologies
Peter DELL, Shiro UESUGI, Tohko SASAKI, Hitoshi OKADA
The 18th Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society [Refereed]   Jun 2010   
The impact of personality on acceptance of privacy-sensitive technologies: a comparative study of RFID and finger vein authentication systems
Shiro Uesugi, Hitoshi Okada and Toko Sasaki
IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, ISTAS 2010 [Refereed]   Jun 2010   IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
Hitoshi OKADA, Hideaki SONE, Masaru OGAWA
The 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education [Refereed]   Apr 2010   
Education Materials for Interactive Communication Security on the Educational Purpose and Effects of Hikari and Tsubasas Tutorial for "Putting Our Heads Together" about Information Security
Hitoshi OKADA, Hideaki SONE, Masaru OGAWA
The International Conference on Education, Training and Informatics (ICETI 2010) [Refereed]   Apr 2010   
What makes consumers using mobile money, instead of cash transfer?
Hitoshi Okada
Greater Mekong Mobile Payments & Banking Summit   Apr 2010   Magenta Global
Understanding E-money, E-business Modeling and Applications
Hitoshi Okada
International Master Program, Chulalongkorn University   Aug 2009   
Enterprise Architecture Create Business Value
Takaaki Kamogawa, Hitoshi OKADA
2009 Ninth International Symposium on Applications and the Internet [Refereed]   Jul 2009   
Development and Future Use of Production Possibility Frontier Model in e-Commerce
Yuya Dan, Hitoshi Okada, Shiro Uesugi
The 4th Africa-Asia-Australasia Regional Conference 2009 of International Telecommunication Society [Refereed]   Jul 2009   
Shiro Uesugi, Hitoshi Okada
The ITS Europe Regional Conference 2008 [Refereed]   Sep 2008   
Enterprise Architecture and Information Systems: In Japanese Banking Industry
Takaaki Kamogawa, Hitoshi OKADA
2008 International Symposium on Applications and the Internet [Refereed]   Aug 2008   
Shiro Uesugi, Hitoshi Okada
The ITS Europe Regional Conference 2007 [Refereed]   Sep 2007   
Socio-economic Factors Affecting the Growth Rate of Electronic Commerce: Evidence from Cross-Country Data
The International Conference on ICT Policy (NII and ANU Cooperative Research Community on IC2TP)   Jan 2005   
Cyber-Money and Mobile Payment in Japan: Technology, Law and Policy
H. Okada
ANU Seminars in Humanities and Social Sciences at Austraila National University, 2004   Nov 2004   
Japanese Experiences in Coping with Recent Cyber Attacks
Hitoshi Okada
The 1st IFPA-OSIPP Workshop, Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis, Washington, D.C., USA, November, 2000   Nov 2000   
Privacy Protection in the Cyber Space: EU type of legal regulation and US type of self-regulation
Hitoshi OKADA
Oct 1998   

Published Papers

Journal of Socio-Informatics   8(1)    Mar 2016   [Refereed]
IEICE Transaction   E99-D(1) 111-119   Jan 2016   [Refereed]
The sense of presence, that is, the sense of the website being psychologically transported to the consumer, has been identified as an important factor for bringing back the feeling of sociability and physicality that is lost in online shopping. Pr...
Tetsuro Kobayashi, Hitoshi Okada, Nagul Cooharojananone, Vanessa Bracamonte, Takahisa Suzuki
International Journal of Electronic Commerce Studies   4(2) 159-184   2013   [Refereed]
Takaaki KAMOGAWA, Hitoshi OKADA
International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS)   volume 7(issue 3) 341-364   Mar 2011   [Refereed]
This paper proposes a structural model founded on enterprise architecture (EA) for firms listed on the Japanese stock market. The model examined whether firms with an EA effort had an advantage compared to firms without an EA effort. The advantage...
Shiro Uesugi, Hitoshi Okada
Asia Pacific Conference on Information Management (APCIM2009)   253-260   Mar 2009   [Refereed]
Kanokwan Atchariyachanvanich, Hitoshi Okada, Noboru Sonehara
E-business and Telecommunications, Communications in Computer and Information Science   23 98-109   Nov 2008   [Refereed]
This paper presents the results from a study conducted on the effect of differing factors on a customer's attitude towards using Internet shopping in Japan. The research model used was an extended version of the consumers' acceptance of virtual st...
Kanokwan Atchariyachanvanich, Hitoshi Okada, and Noboru Sonehara
Journal of Service Science and Management   Volume.1(No.1) 101-110   May 2008   [Refereed]
Since keeping the customer purchasing a product/service is essential to maintaining the profitability of any business,
the continuance of purchasing through the Internet is vital to online business. This study is one of the few attempts to
Kanokwan Atchariyachanvanich, Hitoshi Okada, Noboru Sonehara
International Journal of Electronic Customer Relationship Management   2(1) 16-33   Apr 2008   [Refereed]
This study aims to develop a model of internet shopping that integrates three theoretical models and consists of three processes: intention to purchase, actual purchase, and intention to repurchase.
Kanokwan Atchariyachanvanich, Hitoshi Okada, Noboru Sonehara
IPSJ Journal   4 91-102   Jan 2008   [Refereed]

Research Areas


Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Class B)
Project Year: 2008 - 2012    Investigator(s): Hitoshi OKADA