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. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Matsuzawa, T., & McGrew, W. C. (2008, July 22). Kinji Imanishi and 60 years of Japanese primatology. Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2008.05.040