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School of General Education offers a fundamental education to all Associate degree and advanced program students. The courses provided in this school are designed to promote well-balanced engineers and citizens that have a wide range of perspectives. The courses are high in quality and are taught by faculty members who are specialists in many fields, including science and humanities.


The courses consist of basic courses concerning the liberal arts. The courses are intended to provide students with fundamental knowledge that is directly relevant to getting specialized education in each department, including mathematics, physics, and information processing. Liberal arts courses are designed to equip students with a wide range of knowledge about subjects, including, Japanese, English, social studies, ethics, literature, history, economics, law, psychology, and second foreign languages.

Department Staff

Title Degree Name Research Field Keyword for Research Field
Professor Bachelor of Literature Shiro Ozawa English Language Teaching English in Science and Technology, ESP, Education
Professor Master of Arts and Science Taisuke Horiuchi Information processing education, Information engineering IT education, OS, Music Information processing, Linguistic Information processing, Physical computing
Professor Master of Literature Yukiko Soda Man’yoshu, Songs in “Koziki” and “Nihonsho- ki” Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, Songs Related to Death(elegies), Funeral Songs, Style of Description in Man’yoshu
Professor Bachelor of Education Seizou Toya Waka Literature, Japanese Language Education, Waka Poetry, Poet Waka Word Style, Education
Professor Master of Education Nobuhiko Okumura English Education Second language acquisition, Reading strategy, Text Type, Question
Professor Doctor of Engineering, Master of Health and Physical Education Ryoji Uchiyama Sport Methodology, Sports, Engineering, Hu man Dy-Namics Track and Field Athletics, Sprint Running, Coaching, Sports Surfaces
Professor Doctor of Engineering, Master of Science Shigeki Kobayashi Algebra, Mathematical Education Finite Field, Computer-aided Education
Professor Doctor of Science Kouji Ohnishi Astrophysics, Physics Gravitational Lens, Microlensing, Extrasolar planet, Educa tion in Astronomy, Education in Science F0
Professor Doctor of Literature Kazuo Kubota Oriental History Kaifeng, Song Dynasty, Political Culture, Comparative Urban History, Information Transfer
Professor Doctor of Literature Hiroaki Koike Heian period Waka, Japanese Expression Particles, Auxiliaries, Constructions, Scenes, Intentions
Professor Doctor of Science Tomoyuki Itaya Colloid Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry Metallomesogen, Polymer Complex, Carbon Nano Material, Supramolecule
Professor Doctor of Science Naoki Hamaguchi Algebra Ring Theory, Derivation, Skew Polynomial Ring
Professor Master of Education Hideki Kodama Sports Psychology, Sports Methodology Motor Control, Motor Learning, Basketball, Direction of a Basketball Shot, Developmental Application of Ancient Martial Arts (Kobujutsu)
Professor Doctor of Mathematical Science Atsushi Hayashimoto Several Complex Variables, CR Geometry CR Manifolds, CR Invariants, Graded Lie Algebras, Cartan Connection, Principal Bundles
Associate Professor Master of Arts in Literature Wagen Tominaga American Literature H.D.Thorean, R.W.Emerson, Nature, American transcendentalism
Associate Professor Master of Education Jun Takakuwa Applied Linguistics Sentence Comprehension and Production
Associate Professor Doctor of Science Yoshihiro Hirato Topology Homotopy Group,Toda Bracket, Rational Homotopy Theory,
Associate Professor Doctor of Science Norihiro Okumura Nuclear Physics, Science Education Nuclear Reaction, Natural Radiation, Radiation Detection, Scientific Toy
Associate Professor Doctor of Literature Kenichi Yamazaki English, English Literature Elizabethan Drama,Shakespeare
Associate Professor Master of Literature Mamiko Komiyama American Literature,American Culture Literary theory, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Terrorism and Violence, Representational Culture, Recordation
Associate Professor Doctor of Literature Youko Kito Ethics, Philosophy, Christian Studies,History of Political Theory Applied Ethics, Animal Ethics, Public Philosphy, community, Christian Thought, Religous Thought
Associate Professor Doctor of Engineering Shin Yaginuma Surface Physics, Nanoscience Metallic Nanostructure, Bismuth, Amorphous, Plasmonics
Associate Professor Doctor of History Jun Niboshi the History of Japan, the Ancient History, the Education History Social History, Cultural History, School
Lecturer Yuki Ogawa
Associate Professor Hirokazu Nishinobu
Associate Professor Master of Education Masaki Akase Humanities, Linguistics, Foreign language education Communication, English language teaching, Second language aquisition, Vocabulary acquisition, Learning strategies, Affective variables, Development of teaching materials
Lecturer Doctor of Science Daiki Obara algebra Ring theory/Homological algebra/Representation theory of algebras
NAGANO NATIONAL COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, NAGANO COLLEGE
716 Tokuma, Nagano City, 381-8550 JAPAN Phone:+81-26-295-7003

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