Associate Professor

Department of Japanese and Chinese Languages and Literatures
(Japanese Language and Literature)

E-mail: shimooka[at]

Research Fields

Modern Japanese Literature, Literature in Japanese Language by Non-Japanese Writers


Research Keywords

  • The “I” Novel
  • Naoya Shiga
  • The ‘Shirakaba’ Group
  • Japanese Literature of Taiwan
  • Post-Colonial Literature

Research Outline

The subject of study is Modern Japanese Literature of the Meiji and Taishō era, centered on Naoya Shiga.
I am also conducting research on Japanese literature centered on Taiwanese writer Reishi Kō.
Furthermore, I am working on conducting a survey of and introducing materials related to women’s magazines published under the imperial rule of pre-war Japan.

Research Achievements

  • The Way of Naoya Shiga. Kasama Shoin, 2007.
  • The Japanese Literature of Post-war Taiwan: A Selection of Novels by Reishi Kō (1 and 2). Keisuisha, 2012 and 2015.
  • “Personal Novels at the End of the Meiji Era—The Beginning of the ‘Shirakaba’" Research on “Takeo Arishima 20,” pp. 27-38, 2017.
  • “Japanese Novels in Post-war Taiwan: A Discussion of Reishi Kō’s ‘Kani’—A Self-Portrait Entrusted to a Beggar.“ Modern Japanese Literature 94, pp. 123-135, 2016.
  • “Shunrō Oshikawa and the ‘Patriotic Women of Taiwan’—With a Focus on Published Novels.” Kokugakuin University. Research on the “Patriotic Women of Taiwan,” pp. 403-417, 2015.