Kinji Imanishi and 60 years of Japanese primatology

Tetsuro Matsuzawa*, William C. McGrew

*Corresponding author for this work

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On December 3rd, 1948, only three years after the Second World War, Kinji Imanishi (1902-1992) went to Koshima island to study the wild Japanese monkeys. Imanishi was flanked by two young students, Jun'ichiro Itani (1926-2002) and Shunzo Kawamura (1924-2003). This year, 2008, is thus the 60th anniversary of the founding of primatology in Japan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R587-R591
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2008


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