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|Born||May 11, 1920|
|Died||July 8, 2009(aged 89)|
|Known for||KJ Method, 1985 Ramon Magsaysay Award recipient|
Jiro Kawakita (川喜田 二郎, Kawakita Jirō) was an ethnographer, 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. He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1984.
He is reported[where?] as the author of KJ method for organizing notes, also termed affinity walls in UX Research. He viewed the method as an alternative to Western quantitative methods in ethnography.
- Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation. "Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation - Awardees". Rmaf.org.ph. Retrieved 2014-04-21.