CHEMIST

Kaoru Ishikawa

1915 - 1989

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Kaoru Ishikawa (石川 馨, Ishikawa Kaoru, July 13, 1915 – April 16, 1989) was a Japanese organizational theorist and a professor in the engineering faculty at the University of Tokyo noted for his quality management innovations. He is considered a key figure in the development of quality initiatives in Japan, particularly the quality circle. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kaoru Ishikawa has received more than 310,741 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Kaoru Ishikawa is the 234th most popular chemist (down from 221st in 2019), the 308th most popular biography from Japan (down from 235th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Japanese Chemist.

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Among CHEMISTS

Among chemists, Kaoru Ishikawa ranks 234 out of 510Before him are Friedrich Sertürner, Robert W. Holley, Michael Polanyi, James Dewar, Alexander R. Todd, and Aaron Klug. After him are Ida Noddack, Thomas Graham, John E. Walker, William Standish Knowles, Erwin Chargaff, and Vladimir Markovnikov.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1915, Kaoru Ishikawa ranks 53Before him are Terence Young, Konstantin Simonov, Mario Monicelli, Takahito, Prince Mikasa, Henry Taube, and Rashid Behbudov. After him are Denis Thatcher, Joseph Greenberg, Alicia Rhett, Miroslav Filipović, László Csatáry, and Thomas Huckle Weller. Among people deceased in 1989, Kaoru Ishikawa ranks 61Before him are Minoru Genda, Jerzy Kukuczka, A. J. Ayer, Carlos Arias Navarro, Rashid Behbudov, and Giuseppe Siri. After him are Luis Carlos Galán, Ahmadou Ahidjo, Pérez Prado, Gaetano Scirea, Uichiro Hatta, and R. D. Laing.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Kaoru Ishikawa ranks 308 out of 5,560Before him are Jisaburō Ozawa (1886), Shunichi Kumai (1910), Emperor Ninken (449), Takashi Kano (1920), Setsu Sawagata (null), and Emperor Go-Mizunoo (1596). After him are Megumu Tamura (1927), Emperor Sushun (520), Takeichi Nishi (1902), Usaburo Hidaka (null), Sugawara no Michizane (845), and Hisaichi Terauchi (1879).

Among CHEMISTS In Japan

Among chemists born in Japan, Kaoru Ishikawa ranks 3Before him are Akira Suzuki (1930) and Osamu Shimomura (1928). After him are Kenichi Fukui (1918), Kikunae Ikeda (1864), Hideki Shirakawa (1936), Ryōji Noyori (1938), Satoshi Ōmura (1935), Akira Yoshino (1948), Koichi Tanaka (1959), and Masatoshi Shima (1943).