OKA Mihoko

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OKA Mihoko
The University of Tokyo
Historiographical Institute Special Materials Department
Job title
Associate Professor
-(Kyoto University)
Research funding number

Research Areas



Ph. D (Human and Environmental Studies), Kyoto University
Ph. D Candidate Course of Cultural, Regional and Historic Studies on Environment, Graduate School, Division of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
Faculty of Foreign Language, Osaka University of Foreign Studies

Committee Memberships

Japan Society for Southeast Asian Hisory  

Awards & Honors

Nov 2012
Premio Literario Tcuzu Rodrigues, The Embassy of Portugal in Japan

Published Papers

岡 美穂子
日本宗教文化史研究 = The Journal of Japanese religious and cultural history   22(1) 1-20   May 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Nanban Trade and Shuinsen Trade in 16th and 17th Century Japan
OKA Mihoko
Perez Garcia, M. & De Sousa, L. (ed), Global History and New Polycentric Approaches,Palgrave Macmillan   163-182   Jan 2018   [Refereed][Invited]
Elusive Islands of Silver: Japan in the Early European Geographic Imagination
OKA Mihoko
Kaeren Wigen, Sugimoto Fumiko, Cary Karakas eds, Cartographic Japan: A History in Maps, Chicago University Press   20-23   2016   [Refereed][Invited]
OKA Mihoko
平尾良光ほか編『大航海時代の日本と金属交易』思文閣出版   72-75   Oct 2014   [Invited]
Portuguese Merchants from Macao in the 19th Century Japan and Their Family Networks
OKA Mihoko
Connected Histories-Trading Networks across the Eurasian Continent; Structure, Practices and Socio-Economic Impact, CNRS      2014   [Refereed]
Pooling Capital and Spreading Risk:Maritime Investment in East Asia at the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century
OKA Mihoko
Itinerario   37(3) 75-91   2013   [Refereed][Invited]
Trade Consigned to Portuguese in Ayutthaya:From the Reign of King Narai to the Reign of King Thaisa
OKA Mihoko
Transactions of the International Conference of Eastern Studies   25-41   2011   [Refereed][Invited]
Os Jesuítas e o Comércio entre Macau e o Japão
Revista Lusofona de Ciência da Religiões   13/14 359-365   2009   [Refereed][Invited]
“Prehistory of the Commerce between Nagasaki and Macau-an analysis of the Portuguese settlement in Zhejiang in the 1540
OKA Mihoko
The Proceedings of the First Congress of the World Historians      2009
The Network of Merchants of Nagasaki and Macao during the 17th Century –an examination of the investment of silver
OKA Mihoko
Intercontinenta   (26) 261-271   2009   [Refereed][Invited]
Oka Mihoko
東京大学史料編纂所研究紀要   17(17) 146-162   Mar 2007
OKA Mihoko
The Kirisutokyo-shigaku : the journal of history of Christianity   56(56) 106-127   Jul 2002   [Refereed]
A Great Merchant in Nagasaki in 17th Century- Suetsugu Heizô and the System of Respondência'
Bulletin of Portuguese/Japanese Studies Vol.2, Centro de Historia Além-Mar, Lisbon   37-56   Jun 2001


岡 美穂子
国史学   (197) 128-132   Feb 2009

Books etc

A Study and Catalogue of Documents in Documentos Remetidos da Índia ou Livro das Monções (ANTT) vol.1-vol.30
OKA Mihoko (Part:Editor)
Historiographical Institute The University of Tokyo   Mar 2019   
A Maritime History of East Asia
HANEDA Masashi, OKA Mihoko (Part:Joint Editor)
Kyoto University Press & Trans Pacific Press   Feb 2019   ISBN:9784814002146

Conference Activities & Talks

Two Mysterious Merchants Named Itami in Sakai
OKA Mihoko
Asian Association for World Historians   6 Jan 2019   
The Christianity as a Sect of New Buddhism –focusing its appearance and adaptation policy- [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
Japan’s Long Past in Cambridge History of Japan   18 Oct 2018   
The Forgotten Event “the Affair of Paulo dos Santos”-the process for expulsion of Portuguese from Japan in 1630s- [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
International Congress -EurasiaTrajeco-GECEM Project-   2 Oct 2018   
Nanban Trade and Shuinsen Trade in 16th and 17th Century Japan-focusing on their players/actors- [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
O Congresso Internacional subordinado ao tema Poder, Globalização, Território e Sociedades Ibero-Americanas da Modernidade à Contemporaneidade   26 Jul 2018   
The Commodity in the Nagasaki-Macau Trade from the Late 16th to the Early 17th Century
OKA Mihoko
ICAS CHAING MAI, panel: Japan in the Age of Civil Wars and trading networks in Asia-focusing on import and export of military supplies   Jul 2017   
In the Shadow of the Successful Missionary Work of the Society of Jesus: Japanese Irumans and Dojukus
OKA Mihoko
22nd Asian Studies Conference Japan   30 Jun 2018   
Japanese Christian Merchants in the Portuguese Nagasaki trade from the 16th to 17th centuries- [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
International Symposium "Global History and Hybrid Political Economy in Early Modern Eurasia, c.1550-1850   21 Apr 2018   
The Sekaizu Byobu(folding screen of map of the world) as sources of geographical information and material culture [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
Sources in Global History"/ GHC Joint Seminar(AAS, the University of Tokyo)   Jan 2017   
Cultural History of Foods-diffusion of Iberian sweets in Asia [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
Open Lecture by Fudan University   Dec 2016   
Nanban Trade and Shuinsen Trade in 16th and 17th Century Japan [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
The 4th EURASIA TRAJECTO conference(EHESS, Paris)   Nov 2016   
"The Nanban Sweets and the Trade -from the view of global history- [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
Jul 2016   
Transition of the Jesuit’s Attire in 16th century Japan [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
International Symposium :Global Costume: Kosode, Dofuku, Banyan, Kebaya and Japanse Rok 1500–1850. A dialogue of Global Circulation between Art History, Economy and Material Culture(Kyushu Univerity)   Jul 2016   
Mazu Faith in Japan and the Virgin Mary as Goddess of the Sea in and around Nagasaki Province [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
International Symposium: Faith in Mazu, CCCM, Lisbon   3 Mar 2016   
Analysis of the Texts and Backgrounds of Prayers among the Kirishitan in the Sotome Region of Nagasaki [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
International Symposium China/Macau: Translation and Interpretation – Past and Present, CCCM Lisbon   Oct 2015   
Portuguese Merchants from Macao in the 19th Century Japan and Their Family Networks [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
Second Eurasia Traject Conference, EHESS, Paris   28 Nov 2014   
A Comparative Analysis on the Capital Investment into Portuguese Traders in the XVII Century Asian Port Cities: case of Japan, Siam and Manila [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
Aux origines de la mondialisation et de la grande divergence Europe Asie: réseaux marchands et trajectoire des institutions économiques, Europe-Asie, 1500-2000, EHESS, Paris   Nov 2013   
The Mendicant Orders and a Painting of the 15 Mysteries of the Rosary [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
Early Modern Japan in European Archives(於京都大学人文科学研究所)   Sep 2012   
Changes in Trade Investments in Maritime Asia from the 16th to 17th Centuries [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
May 2011   
Maritime Investment in East Asia at the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
Sep 2010   
The Commodity in the Nagasaki-Macau Trade of the Late 16th Century [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
The First International Congress on Macaology( Macau University)   Apr 2010   
Credit Transaction in the Early 17th Century China Seas Trade [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
CNRS-University of Tokyo 5th International Workshop (CNRS EHESS)   Dec 2009   
Credit Transaction in the Early 17th Century China Seas Trade–focusing on silvers invested in trade with the Chinese by Japan, Macau and Manila [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
Lisbon International Workshop :Maritime Trade in East Asia from the 15th to 18th Centuries   2 Nov 2009   
Foreign Captives in Guangzhou and Nagasaki [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
2nd International Congress “Canton and Nagasaki Compared   Nov 2009   
“Prehistory of the Commerce between Nagasaki and Macao: an analysis of the Portuguese settlement in Zhejiang in the 1540s
OKA Mihoko
Asian Association for World Historians 1st congress   29 May 2009   
The Financial Centre “Macau ” in 17th Century Maritime Asia [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
Canton and Nagasaki Compared -Dutch, Chinese, Japanese Relations   Dec 2007   
O Japão na Época das Navegações [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
Apr 2007   
Os Comerciantes de Nagasaqui e Macau no Séc XVII- E os seus papeis no sistema do investimento da prata japonesa [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
Conferência de Estudos Asiáticos(CCCM)   Apr 2005   
O Método do Estudo da História entre Portugal e o Japão [Invited]
OKA Mihoko
Open Lecture by New University of Lisbon   Mar 2005   


Research on Iwami Silver Mine
1996 - 2002
Pre-Modern Historical Documents Relating to Japanese History which are preserved in Europa
Research on Early-Modern Historical Documents Relating to East Asian History
Research on Maritime Goddesses for Navigation from Pictorial View

Research Grants & Projects

Portuguese chronicles and Livro das Moncoes as sources to study Asian regional history
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): OKA Mihoko
An Analysis on the Structure of Portuguese Japan-Macao Trade and the Developments of Two Port Cities from the Perspective of East Asian Maritime World
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2012    Investigator(s): OKA Mihoko
History of Japan-Southeuropa in 17th Century
Project Year: 2000 - 2005