Noritaka Tomimura is a Shakespearean researcher and composer. His research focuses on the performative aspects of British drama. He is particularly interested in the functions of music and body language in the plays of Shakespeare and other early modern English dramatists. He is eager to apply his research interests to education in order to improve students' English language skills and project implementation abilities. He has authored several papers on British drama as well as pedagogical articles. His publications are listed here (the page has Japanese and English versions).
The range of his activities as a composer include music for the moving image and theater, chamber music, school song, improvisation and conducting. He has held multiple workshops and concerts with his students in cooperation with various local governments.
Tomimura is an ardent lover of retro game music from the 1980s and 1990s, both because this is what he loved as a young boy and a teenager and because this type of music has already become an interesting aspect of Japanese cultural history worth studying and preserving.
He has also acted as interpreter for renowned Japanese and foreign musicians, in academic workshops.
With a background in health sciences, he has engaged in learning and mental support for children and community music therapy.
He is currently an Associate Professor at Kumamoto University, Japan.
University of Tokyo, Faculty of Medicine, School of Health Science and Nursing
Bachelor of Health Sciences
Kumamoto University, Graduate School of Social and Cultural Sciences
PhD in English Literature
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS
Cambridge C2 Proficiency (Cambridge English: Proficiency)
CEFR Level C2 (Mastery or proficiency)
TOEIC Listening & Reading
Cambridge English Teaching Knowledge Test
Module 1 Band 4