Michael Cooper (historian)
Michael Cooper (born 1930) is a historian. A Jesuit, Cooper has written extensively on 15th- and 16th-century encounters between Jesuit missionaries and Japan. He was editor of the journal Monumenta Nipponica in Tokyo for 26 years.
- They came to Japan: An Anthology of European Reports on Japan 1543-1640, University of California Press, 1965
- The Southern barbarians : the first Europeans in Japan, Tokyo ; Palo Alto, Calif. : Kodansha International in cooperation with Sophia University, 1971
- This Island of Japon: Joao Rodrigues’s Account of 16th Century Japan, Kodansha International, 1973
- Rodrigues the Interpreter: An Early Jesuit in Japan and China, Weatherhill, 1974
- Exploring Kamakura : a guide for the curious traveler, Weatherhill, 1979
- Catalogue of rare books in the Library of the Japan Foundation, Office for the Japanese Studies Center, The Foundation, 1986.
- 'The Early Europeans and Tea', in Paul Varley and Kumakura Isao, eds., Tea in Japan: Essays on the History of Chanoyu, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1989
- 'Early Western-style Paintings in Japan', in John Breen and Mark Williams, eds., Japan and Christianity: Impacts and Responses, St Martin's Press, 1996
- The Japanese Mission to Europe, 1582-1590: The Journey of Four Samurai Boys through Portugal, Spain and Italy, Global Oriental, 2005.
- Thomas W. Barker, review of The Japanese Mission to Europe, 1582-1590, Graduate Journal of Asia-Pacific Studies 6:1 (2008), pp.103-105
- Contributors to Japan: Memoirs of a Secret Empire