1990 UJ. Discovered 1990 Oct. 20 by T. Urata at Oohira.

Named in memory of Shun'ichi Kawasaki (18961943), the second director of the International Latitude Observatory of Mizusawa {see planet (7530)} and brother-in-law of the astronomer Issei Yamamoto { see planet (2249)}. He introduced the floating zenith telescope to supplement the visual zenith telescope for routine observations. (M 34623)

Name proposed by the discoverer following a suggestion by K. Hurukawa and K. Yokoyama. Citation prepared by K. Yokoyama.

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