Faculty Members

Yutaka Zakota

Yutaka Zakota
President-appointed Extraordinary Professor, Professor Emeritus, Master of Arts
Field of specialization Philosophy, Modern Philosophy
Courses in charge [Core subject] World of Thoughts and Ethics: Infinity in modern philosophers―labyrinth of ‘reason’ 1st sem. Thu2; 2nd sem. Mon1
[Introductory seminar] Introduction to world of ‘Tsurezuregusa (Essays in Idleness)’ 1st sem. Mon4
Philosophy: What or where is the essence of freedom or conscience―on the significance of “Idea of God” in German Idealism 3rd sem. Wed2
Advanced seminar: Philosophy as a basic discipline to think and to live 1: Introduction to ‘An Inquiry into the God’ (Kitaro Nishida)

2/4/6/8 sem. Thu5

Advanced seminar: Philosophy as a basic discipline to think and to live 2:  Introduction to the thought of ‘Japanese Spirituality’ (Daisetz Suzuki)

2/4/6/8 sem. Tue5

Lab #206, 2F International Exchange Bldg.
E-mail yutaka.zakota.a3#tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace ‘#’ with ‘@’.)
For further information, please refer to the syllabus (in Japanese) uploaded to the website of the Tohoku University General Education (Zengaku Kyoiku).

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Iwayumi Suzuki

Iwayumi Suzuki
President-appointed Extraordinary Professor, Professor Emeritus, Master of Arts
Field of specialization Religious Studies, Thanatology
Courses in charge [Introductory seminar] Walking in The Legends of Thono 1st sem. Mon3/intensive course
[Introductory seminar] Let’s make the guidebook for the pilgrimage to the temples and shrines in Sendai 1st sem. Mon4
[Integrated subject] memento mori 1/3/5/7 sem. Tue5
Advanced seminar: “Death” of the man of letters: the Japanese view of life and death 2nd sem. Mon4
Advanced seminar: Japanese culture seen from the annual events

2/4/6/8 sem. Mon5

Adranced seminar: Japanese culture seen from the rite of passage 2/4/6/8 sem. Tue5
Lab #202, 2F International Exchange Bldg.
E-mail iwayumi#m.tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace ‘#’ with ‘@’.)
For further information, please refer to the syllabus (in Japanese) uploaded to the website of the Tohoku University General Education (Zengaku Kyoiku).

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Izumi Takagi

Izumi Takagi
President-appointed Extraordinary Professor, Professor Emeritus, Dr. Sci.
Field of specialization Mathematics, Mathematical Biology
Courses in charge [Core subject]Life and Nature: Life phenomenon observed through mathematical eyes 2nd sem. Wed1 and Wed2
Advanced seminar: Introduction to Topology for students not majoring in mathematics 2/4/6/8 sem. Tue5
Lab #216, 2F International Exchange Bldg.
E-mail i.takagi#tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace ‘#’ with ‘@’.)
For further information, please refer to the syllabus (in Japanese) uploaded to the website of the Tohoku University General Education (Zengaku Kyoiku).

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Kensaku Mizuno

Kensaku Mizuno
President-appointed Extraordinary Professor, Professor Emeritus, Dr. Sci.
Field of specialization Molecular Cell BIology
Courses in charge [Core subject] Life and Nature: Essential Modern Life Science 1st sem. Mon1 and Tue1; 2nd sem. Mon4 and Wed2
[Introductory seminar] Modern life science learning from the research of Nobel prize winners 1st sem. Mon3
Advanced Seminar: Biology of Cancer and Aging 2/4/6/8 sem. Tue5
Lab #203, 2F International Exchange Bldg.
E-mail kmizuno#biology.tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace ‘#’ with ‘@’.)
For further information, please refer to the syllabus (in Japanese) uploaded to the website of the Tohoku University General Education (Zengaku Kyoiku).

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Reiko Miyaoka

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Reiko Miyaoka
President-appointed Extraordinary Professor, Professor Emeritus, Dr. Sci.
Field of specialization Differential Geometry
Courses in charge [Introductory seminar] Introduction to Statistics 1st sem. Mon3
[Introductory seminar] Learn ‘Management’ by Peter F. Drucker 1st sem. Mon4
Mathematics: Outline of Linear Algebra 3rd sem. Mon2
Mathematics: Linear Algebra A; Introduction to Linear Algebra 1st sem. Wed2
Advanced seminar: Geometry of curved space 2/4/6/8 sem. Mon2
Advanced seminar: Adventure of Fourier 2/4/6/8 sem. Mon3
[Math dep.] Introduction to Geometry B 2nd term Tue2
Lab #201, 2F International Exchange Bldg.
E-mail r-miyaok#tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace ‘#’ with ‘@’.)
For further information, please refer to the syllabus (in Japanese) uploaded to the website of the Tohoku University General Education (Zengaku Kyoiku).

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Tomoyuki Yamaya

Tomoyuki Yamaya
President-appointed Extraordinary Professor, Director of Division for Interdisciplinary Advanced Research and Education, Professor Emeritus, Dr. Agr.
Field of specialization Plant Molecular Physiology
Courses in charge [Core subject] Life and Nature: Scientific Misconducts 1st sem. Thu1
[Core subject] Life and Nature: Molecular Mechanisms for Biosynthesis of Organic Substances from Inorganic Elements in Plants 2nd sem. Mon4
Advanced Seminar: Current Food Situation in Japan: Let us Consider Food Situation in Japan 2/4/6/8 sem. Fri5
Lab #214, 2F International Exchange Bldg.
E-mail tyamaya#tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace ‘#’ with ‘@’.)
For further information, please refer to the syllabus (in Japanese) uploaded to the website of the Tohoku University General Education (Zengaku Kyoiku).

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Hitoshi Yonekura

Hitoshi Yonekura
President-appointed Extraordinary Professor, Professor Emeritus, Dr. Agr.
Field of specialization Development Economics, Area Studies
Courses in charge [Core subject] History and Human Society: Southeast Asian History and Society 1-1st Qtr. Mon1-Thu2; 1-2nd Qtr. Tue1-Thu1
[Core subject] Economy and Society: Economic Development of Asia 1-1st Qtr. Tue1-Thu1; 1-2nd Qtr. Mon1-Thu2
[Introductory seminar] Issues and Mathodology of International Development 1-1st Qtr. Mon3-4
[Introductory seminar] History of Eurasian Agriculture: Changes of Agriculture, Environmental Issues 1-2nd Qtr. Mon3-4
Lab #211, 2F International Exchange Bldg.
E-mail yonekurahit#tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace ‘#’ with ‘@’.)
For further information, please refer to the syllabus (in Japanese) uploaded to the website of the Tohoku University General Education (Zengaku Kyoiku).

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Mitsuhiro Shigaki

Mitsuhiro Shigaki
Special Professor in the Liberal Arts, Professor (Graduate School of International Cultural Studies), MA in History
Field of specialization Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, Language Teacher Education
Courses in charge [Integrated subject] An interdisciplinary approach to linguistic studies 1/5/3/7 sem. Tue5
[Common subject] Introduction to Spanish 1-1 1-1st Qtr. Tue4-Fri1 and Wed3-Fri2
[Common subject] Introduction to Spanish 1-2 1-2nd Qtr. Tue4-Fri1 and Wed3-Fri2
[Common subject] Introduction to Spanish 2-1 1-3rd Qtr. Tue4-Fri1 and Wed3-Fri2
[Common subject] Introduction to Spanish 2-2 1-4th Qtr. Tue4-Fri1 and Wed3-Fri2
Lab #303, 3F West Bldg./Graduate School of International Cultural Studies
E-mail mitsuhiro.shigaki.a8#tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace ‘#’ with ‘@’.)
For further information, please refer to the syllabus (in Japanese) uploaded to the website of the Tohoku University General Education (Zengaku Kyouiku).

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Kensuke Sugiura

Special Professor in the Liberal Arts, Professor (Graduate School of International Cultural Studies), PhD
Field of specialization Germanistik
Courses in charge [Integrated subject] An interdisciplinary approach to linguistic studies 1/3/5/7 sem. Tue5
[Common subject] Basic German 1-1 1-1st Qtr. Tue3-Fri3 and Tue4-Fri1
[Common subject] Basic German 1-2 1-2nd Qtr. Tue3-Fri3 and Tue4-Fri1
[Common subject] Basic German 2-1 1-3rd Qtr. Tue3-Fri3 and Tue4-Fri1
[Common subject] Basic German 2-2 1-4th Qtr. Tue3-Fri3 and Tue4-Fri1
Lab #504, 5F West Bldg./Graduate School of International Cultural Studies
E-mail sugiura.tohoku#gmai.com (Please replace ‘#’ with ‘@’.)
For further information, please refer to the syllabus (in Japanese) uploaded to the website of the Tohoku University General Education (Zengaku Kyouiku).

Ryoichi Nagatomi

Ryoichi Nagatomi
Special Professor in the Liberal Arts, Professor (Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering), MD&PhD
Field of specialization Sports & Health Science, Sports Medicine
Courses in charge [Common subject] Sports A: Football 1st sem. Wed2; 2nd sem. Tue3 and Thu3; 3rd sem. Thu4
[Common subject] Sports B: Football 3rd sem. Tue4
[Common subject] Health: Physical culture and science 2nd sem. Mon5
[Common subject] Health: Health Science 2nd sem. Thu4
Lab #306, 3F Bldg. No.4/Graduate School/School of Medicine
E-mail nagatomi#med.tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace ‘#’ with ‘@’.)
For further information, please refer to the syllabus (in Japanese) uploaded to the website of the Tohoku University General Education (Zengaku Kyouiku).

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Toshihiko Fujimoto

Toshihiko Fujimoto
Special Professor in the Liberal Arts, Associate Professor (Institute for Excellence in Higher Education), PhD
Field of specialization Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology
Courses in charge [Core subject] Life and Nature: System of basic human movement 1-2nd Qtr. Tue1-Thu1
[Introductory Seminar] Exercise and emotion 1-1st Qtr. Mon4-Thu5
[Common subject] Sports A: Softball 1st sem. Tue3, Thu2 and Fri3; 3rd sem. Tue2, Tue3 and Wed4
[Common subject] Sports A: Table Tennis 1st sem. Wed2
[Common subject] Sports B: Body Make 3rd sem. Tue3; 4th sem. Tue4
[Common subject] Sports B: Softball 3rd sem. Wed3
[Common subject] Sports B: Aikido for Beginners with Japanese students 3rd sem. Thu3
Advanced seminar: Joining the mind and body 2/4/6/8 sem. Fri5
Advanced seminar: Who protect the Internet? 2/4/6/8 sem. Wed1
Advanced seminar: Organizing futsal team with international students 2/4/6/8 sem. Fri4
Lab #536, Kawakita Joint Bldg.
E-mail toshihiko.fujimoto.d3#tohoku.ac.jp (Please replace ‘#’ with ‘@’.)
For further information, please refer to the syllabus (in Japanese) uploaded in the website of the Tohoku University General Education (Zengaku Kyouiku).