Masashi Tazawa, Japanese retired biologist, educator, researcher. Recipient prize of the Japan Academy, 1990. Member American Society Plant Physiologists (correspondent member), German Botanical Society (honorary), Botanical Society Japan (honorary).
Tazawa, Masashi was born on January 12, 1930 in Yokohama, Japan. Son of Tomekichi and Hana (Takano) Tazawa.
Bachelor of Science, Osaka University, 1953; Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, Osaka University, 1960.
Instructor biology Osaka University, Japan, 1955-1968, associate professor, 1968-1977. Professor biology University Tokyo, 1977-1990, professor emeritus, since 1990. Professor Fukui University of Technology, Japan, 1990—2002.
Editor: Cell Dynamics (Protoplasma), 1989, Plant Water Relations and Growth under Stress, 1989. Editor in chief The Botanical Magazine, Tokyo, 1981-1982. Editor Protoplasma, Vienna, 1982-1990.
Member American Society Plant Physiologists (correspondent member), German Botanical Society (honorary), Botanical Society Japan (honorary).
Married Keiko Oana, September 10, 1955. Children: Akihiro, Mariko Yamada.