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Kyoto Univ. Reveals Funds Scandal Involving Noted Primatologist

Kyoto Univ. Reveals Funds Scandal Involving Noted Primatologist

   Kyoto, June 26 (Jiji Press)--Kyoto University said Friday that it has detected 34 cases of research fund misappropriation involving renowned primatologist Tetsuro Matsuzawa and three others.
   A total of about 506 million yen was improperly paid out, including at the university's Primate Research Institute in Inuyama, Aichi Prefecture. The misappropriation cases include a fictitious deal with a supplier and a loss compensation scheme, according to the university.
   Matsuzawa, who served as director of the primatology institute from 2006 to 2012, is known for his research with a chimpanzee named Ai.
   He was selected as the 2013 Person of Cultural Merit for unravelling the evolutionary origin of human recognition and behavior.

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