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Jiro Kawakita was a pioneer in participation of remote Nepalese villagers in researching their problems, resulting in practical benefits of portable water supplies and rapid rope-way transport across mountain gorges.


Jiro was born in 1920 in Osaka, Japan.


Jiro Kawakita moved to Kyoto to take up studies at the University. He graduated from Kyoto University in 1943.


Jiro Kawakita was an assistant professor of Osaka City College. He joined the Sin-an-rin (Hinan mountains in Manchuria) (1943) and Mount Manaslu Himalaya expedition groups (1953) and engaged in studying descriptive geography and ecology.