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Hatsune Nakano

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Hatsune Nakano (1859-1914)

1915 Obituary [1]

HATSUNE NAKANO, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Imperial University, Tokio, Japan, died on the 16th February, 1914.

He was born in January 1859, and in 1874 entered a preparatory school for the Engineering College in Tokio.

In 1881 he graduated from the Government Engineering College, obtaining the degree of Master of Engineering. He was at once appointed Assistant Professor of the College.

In 1888 he visited England and the United States. On his return he was promoted to a professorship, and in 1899 was granted the degree of Doctor of Engineering.

In 1909 he was again sent to Europe and the United States, visiting various works, electrical plants, and colleges.

In 1913 he was appointed a member of the Council of the Imperial University, Tokio, at which University he lectured for over 33 years. A few years ago when the Japanese Electrical Society was reorganized, he was elected president. He was Chairman of the Committee responsible from time to time for drawing Up Government regulations dealing with the use and generation of electrical energy, and he was also Chairman of the Japanese Electrotechnical Committee.

He was elected a Foreign Member of the Institution in 1884, becoming a Member in 1911.

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