J.F. van Overmeer Fischer

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J.F. van Overmeer Fischer was an agent of the Dutch East India Company, active in Japan in 1820 to 1829. He had a mistress named Shô, with whom he had a son who died in infancy, on Dejima, at the age of only nine months.


  • Gary Leupp, Interracial Intimacy in Japan: Western Men and Japanese Women, 1543-1900, A&C Black (2003), 123.
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