Famous Astronomers from Japan

List of notable or famous astronomers from Japan, with bios and photos, including the top astronomers born in Japan and even some popular astronomers who immigrated to Japan. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Japanese astronomers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These astronomers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known astronomer from Japan is included when available.

People on this list include Kin Endate and Hiroki Kosai.

This historic astronomers from Japan list can help answer the questions "Who are some Japanese astronomers of note?" and "Who are the most famous astronomers from Japan?" These prominent astronomers of Japan may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Japanese astronomers.

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  • Akimasa Nakamura

    Age: 62
    Akimasa Nakamura (中村 彰正, Nakamura Akimasa, fl. 1990s) (born 1961) is a Japanese astronomer. He is a prolific observer of asteroids and comets, as well as a discoverer of minor planets. He has worked ...more
  • Akira Natori

  • Asada Goryu

    Dec. at 65 (1734-1799)
    Asada Gōryū (麻田 剛立, March 10, 1734 – June 25, 1799) was a Japanese astronomer who helped to introduce modern astronomical instruments and methods into Japan. Asada spent much of his career in the ...more
  • Atsuo Asami

    Atsuo Asami (浅見 敦夫, Asami Atsuo) is a Japanese astronomer. He operates a small private observatory, Hadano Astronomical Observatory, located about 60 km southwest of Tokyo. It is mainly used for ...more
  • Atsushi Sugie

    Atsushi Sugie (杉江 淳, Sugie Atsushi) is a Japanese astronomer and a discoverer of minor planets. He works at the Dynic Astronomical Observatory and has discovered many planets while working there. The ...more
  • Atsushi Takahashi

    Atsushi Takahashi (高橋 篤史, Takahashi Atsushi, born 1965) is a Japanese amateur astronomer and discoverer of minor planets.He lives in Kitami on the island of Hokkaidō in northern Japan, where he ...more