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Yoshiro Imaeda (Japanese: 今枝 由郎 Hepburn: Imaeda Yoshirō?, born 1947) is a Japanese-born Tibetologist who has spent his career in France. He is director of research emeritus at the National Center for Scientific Research in France.
Born in Aichi Prefecture, Imaeda graduated from the Otani University Faculty of Letters, where he studied with Shoju Inaba, under whose advice he pursued graduate studies in France, where he earned his Ph.D. at Paris VII. He began work at the CNRS[clarification needed] in 1974. Between 1981 and 1990, he worked as an adviser to the National Library of Bhutan Bhutan. In 1995, he was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and has also held a visiting appointment at Columbia University.
His research has focused on Dunhuang Tibetan documents, but he has also translated the poems of the VI Dalai lama, and produced a catalog of Kanjur texts.
- Kuløy, Hallvard Kȧre and Yoshiro Imaeda (1986). Bibliography of Tibetan studies. Narita: Naritasan Shinshōji.
- Imaeda, Yoshiro (1988). Papermaking in Bhutan. Kasama: Cannabis Press.
- Imaeda, Yoshiro (2008). Enchanted by Bhutan. Thimphu : KMT Publishers, 2008.
- Imaeda, Yoshiro, Matthew Kapstein, and Tsuguhito Takeuchi, eds. (2011). New studies of the old Tibetan documents : philology, history and religion. Tokyo: Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies.