Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Creating new value for agriculture

Department of Agricultural Science

Pursuing Environmentally-Friendly Crop Production for Food and Satisfaction

In this department, researches on Agricultural Science are conducted such as crop production system supporting food production, horticulture contributing to human health and amenity, plant pathology relating to the physiology and ecology of microbes and disease germs, sort-out of genetic resources of various insects, entomological control over the damage caused by vermin, and heredity and breeding aiming at genetic analysis and breeding of plant resources.

Graduate School Advisory Faculty

Take a look at who you may be able to work with as part of the department.

AMAKI Wakanori, Professor

Micropropagation system of horticultural crops. Environmental regulation and physiology of growth and flowering of horticultural crops

Research Activity

KAWAI Yoshitaka, Professor

Studies on growth and development physiology of fruit trees and production of high quality fruits

Research Activity

KOJIMA Hiroaki, Professor

Taxonomy and ecology of the phytophagous beetles and applied insect systematics

Research Activity

SHINOHARA Hirosuke, Professor

Research for the systematics and identification of the microorganism that inhabits on plants and biological control

Research Activity

NAGASHIMA Takayuki, Professor

Insect technology

Research Activity

NEGISHI Hiromitsu, Professor

Taxonomy, identification and detection of plant pathogens and diagnosis of plant diseases

Research Activity

BABA Tadashi, Professor

Studies on biological and environmental factors affecting postharvest life of fruits, vegetables and flowers

Research Activity

MINE Yoko, Professor

Physiological studies on vegetables for growth control technology in production systems

Research Activity

MOTOHASHI Tsuyoshi, Professor

Breeding studies on production of salt tolerant rice plants and on flower color changing of ornamental plants by genetic engineering

Research Activity

MORITA Shigenori, Professor

Biomass crop production and design of roots

Research Activity

YAMAGUCHI Masami, Professor

Studies on postharvest physiology and technology of horticultural crops

Research Activity

MINAKA Nobuhiro, Professor

Mathematical and statistical theory concerning phylogenetic biology

YOSHIMATSU Shin-ich, Professor

Taxonomy of Lepidoptera
mainly Noctuidae

ISHIKAWA Tadashi, Associate Professor

Systematics and ecology of true bugs (Heteroptera)

Research Activity

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Teacher-training Course

This is a course for obtaining a regular teaching certificate for junior high schools and high schools based on Japan’s Education Personnel Certification Act.

Teacher-training Course

Students who take this course are awarded a teaching certificate at the time of graduation by earning specified credits while taking specialized education in their department. This course creates a heavier workload compared to other students, as it entails taking more classes, with many lectures in the evening and many practice sessions off campus, but this could lead to a student life that much richer.

Many students who have completed this course are playing active roles as teachers in junior high schools and high schools as well as other educational institutions around the country. In the academic year 2016, 130 people obtained 291 teaching certificates (including specialized certificates for those who completed a graduate program). While passing the teacher employment examination is a difficult hurdle, every year about 150 NODAI alumnae (including former graduates) become teachers.

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert (including information usage education using computers), which includes surveying, accumulating, organizing, storing, searching, and providing (including displaying) information related to science and technology in public institutions such as museums, science museums, children’s facilities, and public libraries, as well as corporate information departments and R&D departments.

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