Center for Basic Education and Integrated Learning

The Center for Basic Education and Integrated Learning is responsible for liberal arts, health and physical education. These will be a basis for students to become a member of society. The goals are three fold; namely to improve students’ learning ability, to provide basic knowledge within a particular field, and to offer teacher training courses. It means we lay a foundation for students to succeed in society.

Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Shinri Shidama

    Shinri Shidama Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Japanese Literature
    • Contemporary Thought
    [Research Themes]
    • Japanese modern and contemporary literature
    • Literary theories
    • Studies of culture and representaion
  • Naoko Miura

    Naoko Miura Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Sociological Theory / Sociology of Science and Technology
    [Research Themes]
    • Research on Theories and Methods of Bourdieu's Sociology
    • Applied Research on Habitus in the Information Society
    • Sociological Survey of Information Security
    • Science, Technology and Society

Health and Physical Education

  • Wataru Takashima

    Wataru Takashima Associate Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Exercise Physicology / Strength & Conditioning
    [Research Themes]
    • Health benefits of cycling, mountaineering and nordic walking
    • Aerodynamics and riding position in road and track cycling
    • Effect of posture change on muscle activity and efficiency during cycling

Foreign Languages

  • Tom Ohki

    Tom Ohki Professor

    [Key Words]
    • British and American Poetry/ History of Medieval and Renaissance Thought
    [Research Themes]
    • English Poetry of the 16th and 17th Centuries
    • Mysticism
    • Ancient and Medieval Number Symbolism
  • 岩本 弘道

    Hiromichi Iwamoto Associate professor


  • Jiryo Komeda

    Jiryo Komeda Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Solving Hurwitz’ problem, which is the following: Find a necessary and sufficient computable condition for a numerical semigroup to be attained by a pointed curve
    • Characterizing K3 surfaces using Weierstrass semigroups of pointed curves on them
    • Investigating the proportion of non-Weieratrass numerical semigroups, i.e., numerical semigroups which cannot be attained by pointed curves, in the set of numerical semigroups
    • Solving Hurwitz’ problem and characterizing K3 surfaces using Weierstrass semigroup
    [Research Themes]
    • Numerical semigroups
    • Weierstrass semigroups of pointed curves
    • Curves on K3 surfaces
    • Double covers and triple covers of curves
    • Plane curves
  • Masami Fujimori

    Masami Fujimori Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Galois representation
    • Diophantine approximation
    • Rational points of algebraic varieties
    [Research Themes]
    • To understand the structures of number fields and relevant objects
  • 竹田 裕一

    Yuichi Takeda Associate professor

  • Yohei Tutiya

    Yohei Tsuchiya Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • I am interested in analyzing various physical models using the technique of integrable systems
    [Research Themes]
    • Coherent states in quantum integrable systems
    • Lambert W functions on Riemann surfaces of higher genus
    • Statistical aspects in pari-mutuel betting systems
    • Statistical aspects in traffic jams


  • Ryozo Ishiwata

    Ryozo Ishiwata Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Fluid Dynamics and Fluid Engineering
    • Flow Visualization and Image Processing
    • Aerodynamic Interaction among Bodies
    • Engineering Education
    [Research Themes]
    • Aerodynamic Interaction between Two Vehicles during Passing Maneuver
    • Development of a Non-contact Handling device using a Swirling Flow
    • Diffusion of Misunderstood Subjects on Fluid Mechanics
    • Study on Behavior of a Floating Sphere in Water
    • Development of a Image Processing System of a Breaking Ball in Ball Sports
  • Masao Takahashi

    Masao Takahashi Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Theoretical Study for Electronic States in Ferromagnetic Semiconductors and Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors
    [Research Themes]
    • Coherent Potential Approach for Electron-Doped Magnetic Semiconductor
    • Mechanism of Carrier-Induced Ferromagnetism in Magnetic Semiconductors
    • Metal-Insulator Transition in Eu-Rich EuO
    • Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Gd-Doped EuO
    • Magnetic and Transport Properties of Degenerate Ferromagnetic Semiconductor EuO
  • Kazuo Yamamoto

    Kazuo Yamamoto Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Computational Physics
    • Research on condensed matters by the first-principles simulations
    [Research Themes]
    • First-principles studies for surfaces and interfaces of materials
    • Development of an accurate numerical integration and its application to molecular orbital calculations
    • Theoretical studies on charge exchange between an ion and a solid surface
  • Yasunari Kurita

    Yasunari Kurita Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Theoretical Physics: The ultimate purpose in my research is to clarify the essence of black hole thermodynamics and quantum gravity. I also aim to contribute to the advancement of widespread physics
    [Research Themes]
    • Three-dimensional quantum gravity, CFT description of BTZ black hole thermodynamics
    • Spacetime analogue of Bose-Einstein condensates
    • Black hole thermodynamics in higher dimensions
  • Katsumasa Kamiya

    Katsumasa Kamiya Associate professor

    [Key Words]
    • Computational Nano- and Bio-Materials Sciences
    [Research Themes]
    • QM/MM Molecular Dynamics Simulations for Protein Catalytic Reactions
    • First-Principles Molecular Dynamics Simulations for Nano-Materials
    • First-Principles Electron-Structure Calculations for Nano-Materials


  • Kazuhiro Mitsui

    Kazuhiro Mitsui Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Phase transformation of alloys/Electrical properties of alloys
    [Research Themes]
    • Influence of Heat-treatment on the Sound Effect of Wind Chime Materials
    • Change in Various Properties of Ordered Alloys by the Heat-treatment
    • Change in Electrical Resistivity during Continuous Heating of Ordered Alloys
    • Ordering Process in Superlattice Alloys with the L12Type Structure
    • Change in Electrical Resistivity with B2 →A1 Transformation in Cu-Pd Alloy
  • Yo Fujimura

    Yo Fujimura Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Chemical Reaction Dynamics / Back End of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
    [Research Themes]
    • Chemical Reaction Dynamics of Simple Gas Phase Molecules
    • Basic Research of Atmospheric and Combustion Reaction
    • Safety of Geological Disposal of Radioactive Waste
  • Takeshi Kodama

    Takeshi Kodama Professor

    [Key Words]
    • Physical Chemistry / Fullerene and Endohedral Fullerene
    [Research Themes]
    • Spectroscopic Study for C60 Radical Anion
    • Structural Study for Metallofullerenes by 13C NMR
    • Magnetic Study for Metallofullerenes by ESR and SQUID