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.

Books etc

Virtual Currency---Technology, Law, and Public Policy
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
Toshihiko Hayashi, Hitoshi Okada (Part:Joint Work)
NTT   Jun 2003   ISBN:4757121040
Hara   Feb 2012   ISBN:4562047186
Kyoritsu   Oct 2011   ISBN:4320123026
NII Shona Meeting Report, No.2012-6, A Meeting of IT-enbled Services (ITeS)
Yu-Hui Tao, Nagul Cooharojananone, Shiro Uesugi and Hitoshi Okada (Eds.) (Part:Joint Editor, Co-Organizer)
National Institute of Informatics   Jul 2012   ISBN:ISSN: 2186-7437
Journal of Informatics and Regional Studies, Volume 6
editor in chief, Hitoshi Okada; Issuer, Shiro Uesugi (Part:Editor)
Center for e-Business Studies at Matsuyama-u, Uesugi Laboratory   Mar 2014   
Journal of Informatics and Regional Studies, Volume 5
editor in chief, Hitoshi Okada; Issuer, Shiro Uesugi (Part:Editor)
Center for e-Business Studies at Matsuyama-u, Uesugi Laboratory   Mar 2013   


Rungsiman Nararatwong, Roberto Legaspi (#), Hitoshi Okada, Hiroshi Maruyama (# presentation speaker)
2015 International Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction Conference (SBP15)      Apr 2015   [Refereed]
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]
Roberto Legaspi, Hiroshi Maruyama, Rungsiman Nararatwong, Hitoshi Okada
The 7th IEEE international conference on social computing and networking (SocialCom 2014)      Dec 2014
Rungsiman Nararatwong, LEGASPI Roberto Sebastian, Hitoshi Okada, Tetsuro Kobayashi
The second annual conference of the Asian Network for Public Opinion Research (ANPOR 2014)      Nov 2014
Naonori Kato, Hitoshi OKADA
IEICE2014-02-IA-IOT-SITE   113(442) 73-78   Feb 2014

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

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

Conference Activities & Talks

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

Published Papers

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...

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