My original specialty is the study of the arrival of Europeans in Japan in the 16th century and the socio-cultural transformations that followed, but in recent years, I have been interested in the development and implementation of a methodology for historical studies to make research findings available to the general public. I believe that the era in which humanistic research is valued simply for its level of sophistication is over. Now that we live in an age in which AI are able to decipher historical documents, I believe that historians need to reconsider their raison d’etre: for what purpose and for whom do we study history? In Japan, we have plans in motion to create digital content for historical education materials that make use of research on rich cultural assets, as well as work together with local governments for the promotion of historical tourism. I am also participating in several joint research projects on global history at overseas universities.
2019 Cross appointment to the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
2018 Visiting Scholar, University of Lisbon (until September 2018)
2016 Associate Professor, Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo
2005 Visiting Researcher, New University of Lisbon (until Feb. 2008) / JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad
2003 Research Associate (Assistant Professor), Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo
2003 Completed Doctoral program, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
The Namban Trade-merchants and missionaries in 16th and 17th century Japan. Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2021.
『増補新版 大航海時代の日本人奴隷 アジア・新大陸・ヨーロッパ』中公選書、2021（共著者ルシオ・デ・ソウザ）
War and Trade in Maritime East Asia. Palgrave Macmillan, 2022 (forthcoming)
A Maritime History of East Asia. Kyoto University Press & Trans Pacific Press, 2019 (co- edition with Masashi Haneda) .
「대항해 시대의 일본인 노예 증보 신판」 이한국에서 출판되었습니다
번역가 선생님, 감사합니다. （『大航海時代の日本人奴隷 アジア・新大陸・ヨーロッパ』の韓国語版）、２０２１年
“Domesticating Christianity in Japan: Kirishitan & Buddhism.” Cambridge History of Japan vol.1, Cambridge University Press, 2022 (forthcoming).
2011 The 4th Bunjin Club Grand Prize (Osaka University Faculty of Foreign Languages Alumni Association)
2012 17th Rodrigues Interpreter Prize (Embassy of Portugal in Japan)
2021 Prémio Fundação Oriente (The Orient Foundation) 2021