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Osaka Museum of Natural History
Job title
Guest Researcher

Research Interests


Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2017
Guest Researcher, Osaka Museum of Natural History
Apr 1984
Mar 2017
Entomologist, Curator Section, Osaka Museum of Natural History
Mar 2017
Part-time lecturer, Osaka City University


Apr 1981
Mar 1984
Doctor's Course, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Apr 1979
Mar 1981
Master's Course, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
Apr 1975
Mar 1979
Biology Department, Faculty of Science, Niigata University


Memories of the Late Dr. Shigeru TSUDA
(77) 15-16   Mar 2018   [Invited]
A dispersal and bites of Redback Spider, Latrodectus hasselti in Japan
Itaru Kanazawa and Hiroyuki Shimizu
Eiseidoubutsugakunoshinpo   287-296   Mar 2016   [Refereed][Invited]
Hometown? of the Japanese Chestnut Tiger, Parantica sita niphonica : Visiting for the Nanling Mountain Range of China
KANAZAWA, Itaru and Junzo AOYAMA
Insect and Nature   50(11) 19-22   Oct 2015   [Invited]
Kanazawa I., Cheng W. W. W., Pun S. F. H., Sakiyama Y., Doi H.
The Pan-Pacific Entomologist   91(1) 91-97   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
Parantica sita niphonica (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) migrated from Japan to Hong Kong, southern China in 2013
William Wai-wa CHENG, Hydrogen Sui-fai PUN, On-ming CHUNG, Takumi FUKUMURA and Itaru KANAZAWA
Bulletin of the Osaka Museum of Natural History   (69) 25-28   Mar 2015   [Refereed]

Books etc

Kanazawa, I. / Kaneda, S. /Fujino, M. /Yoshimoto, T. / Watanabe, Y. (Part:Joint Editor)
Kindle Press   Aug 2018   
Itaru KANAZAWA / Hiroyuki SHIMIZU (Part:Joint Work)
Kindle Press   Mar 2018   
The amazing world of Chestnut Tiger Butterfly!
KANAZAWA Itaru et al. (Part:Joint Work)
Mar 2017   
Butterfly Garden and Chestnut Tiger Butterfly
KANAZAWA, Itaru & Shinpei MATSUDA (Part:Joint Work)
Osaka Museum of Natural History   Mar 2016   
Hiroyuki SHIMIZU, Itaru KANAZAWA, Yoshiaki NISHIKAWA (Part:Joint Work)
Zenkoku Noson Kyoiku Kyokai Co., Ltd.   Jul 2012   ISBN:4881371657

Conference Activities & Talks

Searching for the migratory destination of Parantica sita niphonica
2019 International Conference on the Euploea Butterfly Ecotourism Development   6 Jun 2019   Maolin National Scenic Area Administration, Tourism Bureau, MOTC, TAIWAN
Habitat environment and conservation of endangered nymphalid butterfly · Ypthima multistriata in Osaka of Japan [Invited]
The butterfly effects : Effects of Human activities on butterfly conservation and habitat Community -initiated Butterfly Reserve - 12 years of exciting discoveries (Hong Kong)   15 Dec 2018   
Migration of Parantica sita niphonica and sustainable ecotourism [Invited]
2018 International Symposium of Tourism Development for Sustainability   29 Aug 2018   Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan)
The Creation of Butterfly Reserves and Ecotourism of Chestnut Tiger Butterfly in Japan [Invited]
International symposium of Danaine Butterfly Ecological Research and Sustainable Tourism Development (I-Shou University, Kaohsiung Taiwan)   5 Jan 2017   
Butterfly migration between Japan, Taiwan, and Mainland China - Speciation of Parantica sita niphonica [Invited]
Butterfly Effect : Nature Conservation Education – from the experience of Species & Habitat Conservation of Butterfly in South East Asia (Hong Kong)   7 Nov 2015   


Survey in Hong Kong about hibernation of Chestnut Tiger Butterfly
Mar 2012
Survey in Taiwan about hibernation of Danaine butterflies
Nov 2011

Research Grants & Projects

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(基盤研究(A))
Project Year: 2006 - 2008    Investigator(s): Osamu TADAUCHI
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(国際学術研究)
Project Year: 1995 - 1997    Investigator(s): Tikahiko NAITO
Field surveys on biodiversity of main insect groups were carried out in Yunnan, Guizhou and Shaanxi provices, China, from 1995 to 1997. We collected 1700 specimens referred to about 180 species of butterflies, 1600 specimens of moths, 3200 specime...
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research(国際学術研究)
Project Year: 1993 - 1994    Investigator(s): 嶌 洪, Toyohei SAIGUSA
1.About2,500 specimens comprising ca.500 species of Homoptera were collected in Southeast Yunnan. The family Psylidae consists of some 60 species among them.2. Cradle making behavior of some attteribrid beetles were observed and recorded in detail...