Initially, he was accidentally sent to Mauser's Military Police Academy, until Mauser has Proctor sent him to Lassard's Metropolitan Police Academy due to his "oddities". He immediately he fits right in with the other cadets and falls in love with Sgt. Callahan to which they enter a relationship, with Jones's assistance.
In the fourth movie, Nogata appears as a Japanese officer in a London congress, and later goes with Commandant Lassard to the Academy, where again he gets involved with Callahan.
- Nogata has impressive self-defense moves.
- The name "Tomoko" in Japanese is normally for women.