MITANI Masazumi

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Name
MITANI Masazumi
E-mail
mitanhitohaku.jp
URL
http://kyoin.u-hyogo.ac.jp/staff/hitohaku/mitani/
Affiliation
University of Hyogo
Section
Institute of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Job title
Accociate Professor
Degree
PhD(Kyoto University)
Other affiliation
Communication Design Reseach Group, The Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo
Research funding number
20202343

Profile

I continue my research with a strong interest in primates and in human behavioral evolution that scientifically explore the essence of human society and of human behavior. I am a field worker who has been researching and studying primates and human in tropical forests in central Africa (Cameroon, Republic of Congo, etc.), in Yaku-island of Southern Janan, and in Indonesia (Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan, etc.).

I fell into cerebral embolism in April 2002, and since I have right hemiplegia and aphasia. I can not go to the forest freely, but instead I am continuing my research interested in human and human genetic diversity. In connection with these interests, I am trying ascertain the effectiveness in the emergency disaster information which can be understood by auditory disorder with higher brain function disorder by audiovisual experiments.

From now on I would like to study scientifically the way of society made by people with various cultural and genetic diversities.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
2015
 - 
Today
Associate professor, Graduate School, University of Hyogo
 
2014
 - 
Today
Seniar Researcher, Communication Design Study Group, The Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo
 
2004
 - 
Today
Associate professor, Institute of Natural and Environmental Sciences, University of Hyogo
 
1992
 - 
2014
Seniar Researcher, Division of Ecology, The Museum of Nature and Human Activities, Hyogo
 
1996
 - 
2004
Associate professor, Institute of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Himeji Institute of Technology
 
1989
 - 
1992
Ohgaki women's junior college, lecturer
 
1990
 - 
1991
Kyoto University, Primate Research Ins.,
 
1988
 - 
1990
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science,
 

Education

 
 
 - 
1988
Graduate School, Division of Natural Science, Kyoto University
 
 
 - 
1981
Faculty of Science, Kyoto University
 

Published Papers

 
Masazumi MITANI
Journal of Japanese Association for an Inclusive Society   20: 13-23   2018   [Refereed]
In emergency broadcastings on disasters, persons with neuropsychological impairments may hear sounds but cannot recognize them in their brain. In order to ascertain its actual condition, hearing experiments were conducted on four groups with neuro...
Masazumi MITANI
Humans and Nature   28: 11-19   2017   [Refereed]
Human communication is inherently multisensory. This property has been applied to accessible information systems via a human voice using the multimedia DAISY, and the information transmitted can be understood by many people. However, a part of per...
Masazumi MITANI
Humans and Nature   26: 27-35   Dec 2015   [Refereed]
A set of hearing experiments was conducted on 33 persons with cognitive dysfunction, as well as on 46 non-impaired persons, in order to search for an effective voice system that is suitable for broadcasting in ideal lifelong learning facilities. D...
Masazumi MITANI
Humans and Nature   24: 33-44   Dec 2013   [Refereed]
Security against language- and/or communication-disorders has not been regarded as an important element in the lifelong learning facilities in traditional thinking. I reconsider the disorders and clarify how to create easy-to-read materials beyond...
MITANI Masazumi
Humans and Nature   23 61-67   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
Masazumi MITANI, Kunio WATANABE, Kunkun J. GURMAYA, Erri N. MEGANTARA, Asep R. PURNAMA and Yan Sofian SYARIEF
Humans and Nature   20 113-120   2009   [Refereed]
Masazumi Mitani, Hiromune Mitsuhashi, Minatsu Uotani, Hiroshi Sakata, Mayumi Yokoyama and Minoru Asahi
Humans and Nature   12 55-62   2001   [Refereed]
Masazumi MITANI
Human and Nature   11 43-59   2000   [Refereed]
Masazumi MITANI, Hitoshi IKEGUCHI
Humans and Nature   8 63-81   1997   [Refereed]
Masazumi MITANI, Hitoshi IKEGUCHI
Primate Research   13(1) 1-18   1997   [Refereed]
M Mitani, S Kuroda, CEG Tutin (eds.)
The Japan Society of Tropical Ecology   3(3+4) 247-248   1994   [Refereed]
Jean-Marie MOUTSAMBOTÉ, Takakazu YUMOTO, Masazumi MITANI, Tomoaki NISHIHARA, Shigeru SUZUKI, Suehisa KURODA
TROPICS   3(3) 4,277-293   1994   [Refereed]
Masazumi MITANI
Primate Research   9 207-214   1993   [Refereed]
Masazumi MITANI, Juichi YAMAGIWA, Rufin Antoine OKO, Jean-Marie MOUTSAMBOTÉ, Takakazu YUMOTO, Tamaki MARUHASHI
TROPICS   2(4) 219-229   1993   [Refereed]
Masazumi MITANI
Primate Research   6(1) 18-29   1990   [Refereed]
Masazumi MITANI
PRIMATES   31(4) 625-634   1990   [Refereed]
MITANI Masazumi
Kyoto University, Doctoral thesis      1988   [Refereed]
1 Concentration of food resources in space and time for frugivores in the tropical rain forest of south-western Cameroon
2 Cercocebus torquatus: adaptive feeding and ranging behaviors to the seasonal fluctuation of food resources in tropical rain ...
Hiroko KUDO and Masazumi MITANI
PRIMATES   26(2) 161-167   1985   [Refereed]

Misc

 
MITANI Masazumi
10 6-7   Jun 2019   [Invited]
MITANI Masazumi
   Jun 2019   [Invited]
MITANI Masazumi
Humans and Nature   29 51-54   Dec 2018
Wildlife Management and Geographic Information System
Field Note   71 1-6   2001
African and Asian tropical forests : with consideration on the educational role of the museums
The bulletin of Japan association for African studies   (31) 9-16   2000
(Mitani, M., Watanabe, K., Gurmaya, J.K, Noviar, E., Purnama A.R., and Kawai M.), An ecological approach to potential medical plants used by silber lutung (Trachypithecus sondaicus) in the Pangandaran Nature Reserve, west Java, Indonesia.
MITANI Masazumi
THE TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF TROPICAL BIORESOURCES: Results of the Bilateral Reserch Cooperation Projects between Japan and Each of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia from 1993 to 1999   271   1998
Book review: The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals: A Great Enterprise towards the Complete Description of All dramatis personae
MITANI Masazumi
PRIMATES   38(4) 437-438   1997   [Invited]
Feeding ecology of wild western lowland gorillas : case studies in the Ndoki Forest, Congo.
Masazami MITANI
Records of the symposium in the 36th congress of primates   80-84   1992

Books etc

 
Natural environment watching : Rokkou mountain
Kobe shimbun Press   2001   
Tropical forests and primate communities
In : Primate ecology-Dynamism between environment and behavior. Kyoto University Press, Y.Sugiyama(ed.)   2000   
THE TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF TROPICAL BIORESOURCES: Results of the Bilateral Reserch Cooperation Projects between Japan and Each of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia from 1993 to 1999
Mitani, M., Watanabe, K., Gurmaya, J.K, Noviar, E., Purnama A.R., and Kawai M. (Part:Joint Work, An ecological approach to potential medical plants used by silber lutung (Trachypithecus sondaicus) in the Pangandaran Nature Reserve, west Java, Indonesia)
NEDO and JBA   1998   
Into the Forest of gorillas : People and nature that I met in the Congo
1997   
Ndoki : the last primary forest in Africa.
1996   
Meeting on the canopy : Ecology on the canopy in a tropical rain forest.
1995   
Bringing up the Ndoki Forest
Wild animals now   1995   
Preliminary Results of the Studies on Wild Western Lowland Gorillas and Other Sympatric Diurnal Primates in the Ndoki Forest, Northern Congo.
In : Topics in Primatology : vol. 2 Behavior. Ecology and Conservation, Naosuke Itoigawa et al. (eds. ), University of Tokyo Press   1992   
"Friendly" interaction with other species.
Small encyclopedia of primatology   1992   
Preliminary Results of the Studies on Wild Western Lowland Gorillas and Other Sympatric Diurnal Primates in the Ndoki Forest in Northern Congo.
MITANI Masazumi
Naosuke Itoigawa et al. (eds.), Topics in Primatology: vol. 2 Behavior, Ecology and Conservation,University of Tokyo Press, pp. 215-224   1992   
Present Situation of Primate Fauna Found in Northern Congo and in Southeastern Cameroon in the Central Africa.
MITANI Masazumi
In : Primatology today, Akiyoshi Ehara et al. (eds. ), Elsevier Science Publishers B. V.   1991   
Ecology of the polyspecific association
Sociology before human being : Researches on primates in Africa   1990   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Chime sounds easy to hear for persons with auditory agnosia [Invited]
MITANI Masazumi
10 Jun 2019   Eco-Mo Foundation
Exploring chimes for alerting to the person who auditory disapproved
MITANI Masazumi
Museum of Nature and Human Activities   1 Feb 2019   
Inter-group variations in the dietary habits of Javan lutungs (Trachypithecus auratus): Effects of forest structure, food availability, and seasonality
Tsuji Y., Mitani M., Widayati K.A., Suryobroto B., Watanabe K.
XVII International Primatological Congress, Nairobi   10 Aug 2018   
Foraging behaviors of silvered lutong (Trachipithecus auratus) during the 1997/98 El Niño in Indonesia
MITANI Masazumi
2010   
Population trends of Trachipithecus auratus and Macaca fascicularis in the Pangandaran Nature Reserve, Indonesia.Conference of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation,
Kunio Watanabe, Masazumi Mitani, Bambang Suryobroto, Islamul Hadi, Kanthi A. Widayati, Erri N. Megantara, Kunkun J. Gurmaya, Made Wedana, I Wayan Dirgayusa, Asep R. Pernama, & Edy Brotoisworo
Asia-Pacific Chapter,Chiang Mai, Thailand.   2009   

Works

 
Supervision of ecological researches in Aogaki-cho, Hyogo
2001
Evaluation of natural resource in Ohya-cho, Hyogo
1999 - 2000
Investigation of plant secondary compound in tropical forest
1995 - 1998
Ecological studies on western lowland gorillas and other sympatric primates in the republic of Congo.
1988 - 1996
Reserch of useful chemical compounds in the tropical ecosystem in Indonesia
1994
Ecological studies on the community of carnivorous mammals in the Honshu Island, Japan.
1993
Studies on the community ecology of sympatric arboreal monkeys in the Campo Animal Reserve, Cameroon.
1983 - 1986

Research Grants & Projects

 
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): MITANI Masazumi
Foundation for Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation: ECOMO barrier-free transportation research and Activities Grant
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Feb 2020    Investigator(s): MITANI Masazumi
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): MITANI Masazumi
Foundation for Promoting Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation: Research Grant for Promoting Personal Mobility and Ecological Transportation
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Feb 2019    Investigator(s): MITANI Masazumi
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): MITANI Masazumi
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): MITANI Masazumi
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): MITANI Masazumi
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): MITANI Masazumi
Japan Science Museum Foundation: Activities Grant
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2014    Investigator(s): MITANI Masazumi
Osaka gas group welfare foundation: Investigation and research grants
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2012    Investigator(s): MITANI Masazumi
The Japan Science Society: The Sasakawa Scientific Research Grant
Project Year: Apr 2011 - Mar 2012    Investigator(s): MITANI Masazumi
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2007 - Mar 2010    Investigator(s): Kunio WATANABE
Nissan Global Foundation: Grant for Science Education
Project Year: Apr 2006 - Mar 2007    Investigator(s): MITANI Masazumi
Ecology of siler leaf monkey in the Pangandaran, Java, Indonesia
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research
Project Year: 2007   
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
Project Year: Apr 2001 - Mar 2005    Investigator(s): MITANI Masazumi
Ministry of Education: Grant-in-Aid for international Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 1989 - Mar 1992    Investigator(s): Tamaki MARUHASHI
Ministry of Education: Grant-in-Aid for international Scientific Research
Project Year: Apr 1987 - Mar 1990    Investigator(s): Masao MAWAI
Estimates of potential distribution of large mammals using the GIS
Studies of frugivorous mammal community in tropical rain forests

Social Contribution

 
Species Survival Commission, Primate Specialists Group, member, The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
[Organizing Member]
Association Japonaise pour la Protection des Animaux du Congo, member scientifique
[Organizing Member]
Padjadjaran University, Institute of Ecology, Indonesia, Research Adviser
[Organizing Member]