About Me


I am Kazuhiro Okada, a post-doc who lives in Tokyo, Japan. My research focuses on the Japanese writing system and historical Japanese linguistics, especially in phonology, pragmatics and a history of studies of the language. I have learned some languages: Classical Japanese, English and Latin. I am looking for a permanent job now.

For my researches, see CV.

The title of this blog literally means “[the] spirit of Kana script.” It comes from the beginning of a short story, Moji-ka (The Evils of Writing), written by Nakajima Atsushi: “Is there the evils of writing, or not?”

« Spiritus Kanae » blog Kazuhironis Okadae studentis de historia lingua Iaponia est. Auctor Tokione habitavit.

聯絡先 / Contact
email: k-okada@tufs.ac.jp
skype: oo.kzhr

遍歴 / History of Affiliation

  • 1 Apr 2003–7 Mar 2006 千葉県立幕張総合高等学校普通科 General Course, Chiba Prefectural Makuhari Sogo High School
  • 1 Apr 2006–23 Mar 2010 千葉大学文学部日本文化学科 Japanese Culture Department, Faculty of Letters, Chiba University
  • 1 Apr 2010–22 Mar 2012 北海道大学大学院文学研究科修士課程 Master’s Course, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University
  • 1 Apr 2012–25 Mar 2015 北海道大学大学院文学研究科博士後期課程 Doctoral Course, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University
  • 1 Apr 2014–31 Sep 2015 北星学園大学非常勤講師 Part-time Lecturer, Hokusei Gakuen University
  • 1 Apr 2015–30 Aug 2015 北海道大学大学院文学研究科専門研究員 Researcher, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University (non-paid post-doc position)
  • 1 Sep 2015–Present 東京外国語大学アジア・アフリカ言語文化研究所情報資源利用研究センター特任研究員 Research Associate, IRC, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (paid post-doc position)