Profile Information

Affiliation
The University of Tokyo Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies Professor
Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP), RIKEN Team Leader
Degree
PhD in Primatology(Kyoto University)

J-GLOBAL ID
200901002548209570

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Osamu Sakura. b.1960, Tokyo, Japan. Professor at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, University of Tokyo, Japan. Getting PhD in 1992 from Kyoto University, Japan, by behavioral ecology of wild chimpanzees in West Africa. After finishing doctoral thesis, I have shifted my field to rather historical and philosophical areas, especially on the reception of sociobiological ideas in Japan.
Recent activities include popularization and education of sciences. Teaching experience at Freiburg University, Germany, and Yokohama University, Japan. Publishing includes more than a dozen of books (written in Japanese), around 50 academic papers, many articles in popular magazines and newspapers, as well several times of TV appearance as science interpreter. Advisory board member for academic journal Biology and Philosophy since 1998.

Papers

  122

Misc.

  74

Books and Other Publications

  74

Presentations

  262

Research Projects

  32

Committee Memberships

  15