Eizaburo Nishibori


1903 – 1989


Who was Eizaburo Nishibori?

Eizaburo Nishibori was a Japanese scientist, alpinist and technologist. And he is also known as the captain of the primary Japanese Antarctica wintering party.

Born in Kyoto. In May 1928, graduated the Faculty of Science, Kyoto Imperial University, and he stayed on as a lecturer. In 1936, received his degree.

In October 1936, moved to private enterprise, Tokyo Shibaura Engineering. In time of the chief of engineering division, he was developed the vacuum tube named "Sora" in response to the naval request. Therefore, he won the AIST prize.

After WWII, he served a company consultant independently, brought the technique of statistical quality control to the industrial world of Japan. Therefore, he won the Deming Prize and so forth. His results were set to one of the foundations of fast industrial development of Japan after the war.

After returning to Kyoto University as a professor, He successively held the captain of the Japanese Antarctica wintering party, the chairman of the Japan Mountaineering Association and so forth. Kinji Imanishi and Takeo Kuwabara were in Nishibori's mountain-climbing friends of those days. Nishibori also played the role of negotiation with the Nepal government at the time of "Manaslu-climbing" which is the first 8000 meters-classed mountain climbing in Japan.

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Jan 28, 1903
  • Japan
  • Kyoto University
Apr 13, 1989

on July 23, 2013


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