Curricurum Vitae

Personal information

  • Name: Kazuhiro Okada (岡田一祐)
  • Contact:
    • E-mail: k-okada@let.hokudai.ac.jp (available for some years)
    • Office: Center for Collaborative Research on Pre-modern Texts, National Institute of Japanese Literature, National Institutes for Humanities
    • 10-3 Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo, Japan 190-0014
  • 28 May 1987: Born in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan
  • 1993–2010: Lived in Chiba, Japan

Education

  • 2010: BA (Literature), Faculty of Letters, Chiba University, Japan
  • 2012: MA in Japanese Linguistics, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • 2015: PhD in Japanese Linguistics, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University, Japan

Employment

Affiliated

  • 2015–17: Research Associate, Information Resources Center, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  • 2017–: Specially-Appointed Assistant Professor, Center for Collaborative Research on Pre-modern Texts, National Institute of Japanese Literature, National Institutes for Humanities

Teaching contract

  • 2011: Teaching Assistant, ‘Kokugogaku gairon’ [Introduction to Japanese Linguistics], Hokkaido University
  • 2011–15: Teaching Assistant, ‘Ronjutsu sakubun’ [Academic Writing in Japanese], Sapporo Gakuin University
  • 2011: Occasional Lecturer, ‘Kotoba no shikumi’ [Introduction to Language Structure], Asahikawa Association of the Deaf
  • 2014–15: Part-time Lecturer, ‘Nihongo hyōgen’ / ‘Gengo Hyōgen’ [Writing Academic Japanese / Academic Writing in Japanese], Hokusei Gakuen University
  • 2017–: Part-time Lecturer, ‘Nihongo, nihon bungaku jōhō shori hō’ [Data Processing on Japanese Linguistics and Japanese Literature], Aoyama Gakuin University
  • 2017: Part-time Lecturer, ‘Jinbun kagaku-no kadai: sentan kenkyū-no seika-o shiru’ [Humanities and Social Thought: Knowing the Leading Research and its Outcomes], LX106, Chiba University
  • 2018–: Part-time Lecturer, ‘Nihongogaku kakuron: Nihongo moji, hyōki-shi-o manabu’ [Issues in Japanese Linguistics: A history of the Japanese writing systems], Kokugakuin University

Other affiliations

  • 2015: Researcher, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University
  • 2017–: Joint Researcher, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

Professional memberships

  • 2009–: Chiba Daigaku Bungakubu Nihonbunka Gakkai [The Japanese Culture Studies Society of Chiba University Faculty of Letters]
  • 2010–: Nihongo Gakkai [The Society for Japanese Linguistics]
  • 2010–: Hokkaido Daigaku Kokugo Kokubun Gakkai [Hokkaido University Japanese Language and Literature Society]
  • 2016–: Japanese Association for Digital Humanities, a member of Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations
  • 2017–: European Association for Japanese Studies

Awards

  • 2015. 2014nen-do Nihongo-gakkai ronbun shō [The Society for Japanese Linguistics 2014 Best Paper Award]. The Society for Japanese Linguistics, for “Meiji kenteiki tokuhon-no hiragana jitai” (Studies of the Japanese Language 10.4).
  • 2016. 2016nen-do Nihongo-gakkai shunki taikai happyō shō [The Society for Japanese Linguistics 2016 Spring Meeting Best Presentation Award]. The Society for Japanese Linguistics, for “Wakan Meien-ni-okeru hiragana jitai ninshiki”.
  • 2016. Dai 34-kai Shinmura Izuru kenkyū shōrei shō [The 34th Shinmura Izuru Research Prize]. Shinmura Izuru Foundation.

Publications

Reviews

  • 2015–. Digital Japanese Studies sunken [A view in digital Japanese studies]. Jimbun Jōhōgaku Geppō [Digital Humanities Monthly] 45–. Not refreed.
  • 2018. Unicode 10.0-ni-okeru hentaigana shūroku [Addition of hentaigana in Unicode 10.0]. Kanji bunken jōhō shori kenkyū [Journal of Japan Association for East Asian Text Processing] 17. Not refreed.

Translations

  • 2012. Transl. Galambos, I. Shahon-no jittai-kara mita jisho kijutsu: kaii moji-o rei-to shite [Lexicographic data in light of manuscript evidence: The case of huiyi characters]. In Harumichi Ishiduka (ed.) Kanji Jitaishi Kenkyū [Studies in History of Hanzi Normative]. Tokyo: Bensei Publishing (English into Japanese).

Grants

Talks

Refereed

  • 2011. Meiji-ki Kokugo-kei kyōkasho-no kanahyō-ni-okeru Hiragana [Hiragana used in Kana-charts of textbooks in the Meiji era]. 2011 Spring Meeting, The Society for Japanese Linguistics, Kobe University.
  • 2012. Dai-sanji Shōgakkōrei izen-no Kokugo kyōkasho-ni-okeru kana jitai-no hensen [Transition in Hiragana glyphs in the Japanese textbooks published earlier than the third Ordinance for Enforcement of the Order of Elementary School]. 2012 Spring Meeting, The Society for Japanese Linguistics, Chiba University.
  • 2014. Yamato-kana-to Ōshū nihongaku-ni-okeru kana kenkyū [Yamato-kana and the Kana studies in Europe-American Japanology]. 2014 Spring Meeting, The Society for Japanese Linguistics, Waseda University.
  • 2014. Typological differences in the linked writing of cursives. The Ninth International Workshop on Written Language and Literacy, University of Sussex.
  • 2015. Kemperu Nihon-shi shukō-ni-okeru kana-no bunrui-to kampon-deno henkai [Classification of Kana in Kaempfer’s Heutiges Japan: Contrast between Manuscript and Printed Book]. 2015 Spring Meeting, The Society for Japanese Linguistics, Kwansei Gakuin University.
  • 2015 (Matsuura, Toshio, Tamura Sanae, Ishigaki Kanako, Okada Kazuhiro, Takagi Yui, and Yoshimura Yūsuke). Daigaku shonenji-no bunshō hyōgen kyōiku-ni-okeru ‘review ronbun’ sakusei-no shikō [A trial of writing review essay in writing courses in the first-year in higher education]. 11th The Japan Association for Developmental Education. Hokusei Gakuen University. Poster Presentation.
  • 2016. Wakan meien-ni-okeru hiragana jitai ninshiki [Hiragana grapheme recognition in Wakan meien]. 2016 Spring Meeting, The Society for Japanese Linguistics, Gakushuin University, In-Booth Presentation
  • 2016. Reorganising a Japanese calligraphy dictionary into a grapheme database and beyond: The case of the Wakan Meien grapheme database. JADH2016. University of Tokyo.
  • 2017. Hentaigana charts in Meiji Textbooks Revisited: An analysis of hentaigana charts. EAJS2017. Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
  • 2019. Diverse standards in the Pre-modern Japanese orthography. The Twelfth International Workshop of the Association of Written Language and Literacy, University of Cambridge.

Not-refreed

  • 2013. Meijiki-no irohagana [Irohagana in the Meiji period]. 57th Sapporo Gakuin University Linguistic Forum, Sapporo Gakuin University.
  • 2013. For diachronic corpus of hiragana grapheme. 24th Research Seminar on Computing in East Asian Studies, Kyoto University.
  • 2015. ‘Hiragana’-ga sasu mono-to sono utsuroi [A history of the referent of ‘hiragana’]. 33th Society for Orthography, Kansai University.
  • 2016. What is stylistic regularisation of hiragana in the Meiji period?: A reflection from the diachronic grapheme corpus. 27th Research Seminar on Comuting in East Asian Studies, Kyoto University.
  • 2017. Ko hiragana-no kiseki (900–1900) [An outline of Old Hiragana (900–1900)]. The 2nd meeting of ILCAA Joint Research Project: Construction of Method of Studies on Asian Scripts 1, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.
  • 2017. Iroha-gana-to ima-no hiragana: Kindai-ni-okeru kana-no taikeika [Irohagana and the contemporary hiragana: A systematisation in kana in the Modern ages]. Symposium “Hentaigana: The past and future”, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics. Invited.
  • 2018. Japanese philology: The Database of Premodern Japanese Works and the “Wakan meien” Hiragana Grapheme Database. International Symposium “Digital Humanities and Databases”, Sophia University. Invited.
  • 2018. Ko-jisho kōmoku-no nettowāku bunseki [A network analysis of earlier dictionaries]. International Symposium “The Scope of Pre-modern East Asian Lexicography”, National National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics. Invited.
  • 2018. Issues in encoding of East Asian materials. SIG session for East Asian/Japanese SIG, TEI2018, Hitotsubashi Hall. Invited.

Informal but open to public

  • 2010. Mu-to kaite fu-to yomu: kindaigo-ni-okeru ma-gyō-to ba-gyō-no kōtai genshō-no henka saihō [For MU read BU: Changing in m-b conversion in Modern Japanese Revisited]. 2nd TwiFULL Sapporo Linguistic Meeting. Hokkaido University.
  • 2011. Itako bushi-no shiryōsei [A linguistic survey on Itako-bushi]. 9th TwiFULL Sapporo Linguistic Meeting. Hokkaido University.
  • 2012. Kindai izen-no kana taikei-no seishitsu [On the very nature of premodern Kana system]. Special session of the two SIG at the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University. Hokkaido University. Invited.
  • 2012. Questioning allograph: Evidence from Old Hiragana. 17th TwiFULL Sapporo Linguistic Meeting. Hokkaido University.
  • 2013. Irohagana-to sono shūhen [Irohagana and the surroundings]. 21th TwiFULL Sapporo Linguistic Meeting. Hokkaido University.

Public lectures

  • 2009. Wikimedia-ni-okeru gengo tayōsei [Linguistic diversity in Wikimedia]. Tokyo MEDIFES 2009. Tokyo Women’s Plaza.
  • 2012. Kana-no naritachi [A history of Kana]. 3rd Type Renoir. Café Renoir, the Shinjuku Kuyakushomae store.
  • 2016. Editorial introduction to Wikipedia. Workishop: Wikipedia Campus in Hokudai, Hokkaido University Library.

Other stuffs

Language services

Online databases

Essays