in Japan to discover more than one kind of new celestial object, he discovered Nova V630 Sgr in 1936 and comet C/1940 S1 (Okabayashi-Honda), and also independently discovered C/1939 H1 and C/1939 V1. He was employed by Kurashiki Observatory from 1939 to 1941. Tragically, he was killed on his way home from a geological survey in Sumatra when his hospital ship was torpedoed. (M 31610)

Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Sato and A. Fujii.

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