Primatology: the beginning
This series of dialogues between Tetsuro Matsuzawa and Juichi Yamagiwa looks back at the achievements of the authors' spiritual ancestors in primate research and talks about the back story of Imanishi and his fellow primatologists: founding the JMC as a research institute focused on primates and launching this journal.
The XXIIIrd Congress of the International Primatological Society: An increasingly globalized and holistic primatology—Japanese‐style
T he 23rd Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS) was held this year from September 12–18 in the city of Kyoto, a checkerboard of contrasting tall modern buildings, orderly…
Professor Masao Kawai, a pioneer and leading scholar in primatology and writer of animal stories for children.
- ArtPrimates; journal of primatology
This Editorial is dedicated to Professor Masao Kawai, who passed away on May 14th, 2021, and the following is a collection of memories from 20 scholars.
Field studies of Pan troglodytes reviewed and comprehensively mapped, focussing on Japan’s contribution to cultural primatology
The origins and development of field studies of Pan troglodytes are reviewed, their progress based on analogy between cultural primatology and cultural anthropology is assessed, through four stages: natural history, ethnography, ethnology, and intuition.
Editorial to the special feature: Franco-Japanese collaboration in primatology
- Environmental SciencePrimates
This issue of Primates includes several papers that highlight collaborative projects between Japanese researchers and colleagues from the francophone primatological community.
Hot-spring bathing of wild monkeys in Shiga-Heights: origin and propagation of a cultural behavior
A historical summary of hotspring bathing by wild Japanese monkeys of the Jigokudani area, Shiga-Heights, Nagano Prefecture, Japan is introduced.
Interaction studies in Japanese primatology: their scope, uniqueness, and the future
This paper aims to review social interaction studies in Japanese primatology, in order to introduce their utility into the current framework of primatology and their potential for understanding…
The chimpanzee mind: in search of the evolutionary roots of the human mind
- BiologyAnimal Cognition
The present paper aims to present a theoretical framework for the discipline called comparative cognitive science (CCS), characterized by the collective efforts of researchers employing a variety of methods, together taking a holistic approach to understand the minds of nonhuman animals.
Mountain day: isomorphism of mountaineering and science
- Environmental SciencePrimates
A new national holiday was created in Japan this year: Mountain Day, and the current president of the Academic Alpine Club of Kyoto (AACK), founded in 1931, is very proud to have such a distinct national holiday, linked to Nature.
Hayek, Evolution, and Imanishi
This chapter examines Friedrich Hayek’s 1978/1979 dialogues on evolutionary biology with Kinji Imanishi, an influential Japanese evolutionary biologist—a conversation that has not previously been…
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Newly-acquired pre-cultural behavior of the natural troop of Japanese monkeys on Koshima islet
The problem of pre-culture in the society of Japanese monkeys (Macaca ,/hscata) was first discussed and given a theoretical interpretation by K. Imanishi (1952). Since then the Primates Research…
On the social change of hanuman langurs (Presbytis entellus) in their natural condition
It became clear by that investigation that each of these troops settles down in a home range of about 17 hectares, while the male group is always moving by choice where any troop does not exist, and that there is strong antagonism between the troop-males and themale group.
The chimpanzees of the mahale mountains
- BiologyInternational Journal of Primatology
Nishida introduces his volume with a review of 25 years of research on chimpanzees of the Mahale mountains. He includes a thumbnail sketch of the early years of primatology in Japan dating back to…
MAHALE AND GOMBE COMPARED: PATTERNS OF RESEARCH ON WILD CHIMPANZEES IN TANZANIA OVER FOUR DECADES
Students of science have contrasted Japanese and Western primatology. This paper aims to test such claims by comparing two long-term African field projects, Mahale and Gombe, in terms of research…
The Chimpanzees of Gombe: Patterns of Behavior
Dr. Goodall crowns her first quarter-century with the chimpanzees of Gombe by giving a comprehensive, up-to-date account of her work, a grand synthesis of animal behavior that presents a vast amount…
“Sweet-Potato Washing” Revisited
This chapter would like to illustrate the history of sweet-potato washing and other characteristic behaviors shown by Koshima monkeys.
The last ape. Pygmy chimpanzee behavior and ecology
- Environmental ScienceInternational Journal of Primatology
This book represents a major work about the pygmy chimpanzees of Wamba that was previously available only in Japanese and almost nothing has been changed from the original 1985 publication, thus giving Western primatologists new insight into the rationale and approach of Japanese primatology.
A Japanese view of nature : the world of living things
Although Seibutsu no Sekai (The World of Living Things), the seminal 1941 work of Kinji Imanishi, had an enormous impact in Japan, both on scholars and on the general public, very little is known…
Animal social complexity : intelligence, culture, and individualized societies
For over 25 years, primatologists have speculated that intelligence, at least in monkeys and apes, evolved as an adaptation to the complicated social milieu of hard-won friendships and bitterly…