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Center for African Area Studies (Established 1986)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
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Director: Yasuo Takamura
Phone: 81 (75) 753-7800   Fax: 81 (75) 753-7810  
46 Yoshida Shimoadachi-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto 606 JAPAN
Department: Kyoto University

Mission: As the only institution of African studies in Japan, the center provides information to both domestic and overseas Africanists. The purpose of the Center is to promote interdisciplinary and integrative studies concerning African areas. It currently includes research divisions of Dry Zone Studies, Humid Zone Studies, History and Prehistory, and Livelihood Studies as well as a Section of Data Processing and Documentation.

Principal Research Programs: Dr. Naoki Koyama, Associate Professor in the Division of Dry Zone Studies, investigates the socioecology of primates in Madagascar and the zoogeography of mammals in general. Dr. Koyama's e-mail address is; Ecology of primate habitats

Training Opportunities: Graduate training in ecological anthropoology and African agriculture. No direct training in primatology available, but it is a center for information on Japanese primate studies in Africa.

Number of Staff: 15

Last Updated: 1998-03-30

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