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A leading animal behaviorist and honorary professor at Kyoto University, Toshitaka Hidaka, died Nov. 14 of lung cancer at his home in Kyoto, family members said Monday. He was 79.

Hidaka is known for contributions to the dissemination of ethology in Japan through his translations of animal behavior studies, and for the establishment of the Japan Ethological Society in 1982, for which he served as chairman.

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