Nishikawa Joken

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Nishikawa Joken (西川 如見, 1648 – November 9, 1724) was an Edo period Japanese geographer and astronomer,[1] and author of the encyclopaedic text Ka'i tsūshō kō (Thoughts on trade and communication with the civilised and the barbaric).


  1. ^ Rengō Puresu Sha The Japan biographical encyclopedia & who's who, 3rd Edition (1964), p. 1057