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Primate Research Institute (Established 1967)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
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Director: Hirohasi Hirai
Fax: 81 (568) 63-0567; 81 (568) 63-0085  
Kanrin, Inuyama, Aichi 484 JAPAN
Department: Kyoto University
Affiliations: Kyoto University, Japan

Mission: The Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University works towards understanding the different biological, behavioral and socioecological aspects of primates, and elucidating the origin and evolution of man.

Principal Research Programs: Morphology; Population genetics; Systematics and phylogeny; Social behavior; Ecology; Language and intelligence; Cognition and learning; Action and planning; Cellular biology; Molecular biology

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Graduate, Professional; Field work opportunities available; Program emphasis: Behavioral and Brain Sciences; Ecology and Social Behavior; Evolution and Phylogeny; Cellular and Molecular Biology; Financial support sometimes available

Number of Staff: 138

Associated Field Sites: Shimokita Field Station, Aomori Prefecture, Japan; Joh-Shin-etsu Field Station, Nagano Prefecture, Japan; Kiso Field Station, Nagano Prefecture, Japan; Koshima Field Station, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan; Yakushima Field Station, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. All sites focus on field research and conservation of Japanese macaques.

Publications: "Annual Report of the Primate Research Institute" (annual - in Japanese); "Kyoto University Overseas Research Report of Studies on Asian Non-Human Primates" (irregular - average biannual)

Comments: Faculty listing at

Last Updated: 2013-07-10

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