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15386 Akutagawa Akutagawa Mercury 106 48.25 141.09 49.4 47.1 139.22 142.96 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-03 Approved Sep 25, 2015 [59] Ryunosuke; Japanese writer (1892-1927). Oct 7, 2016
628 Bashō Basho Mercury 75 -32.39 170.45 -31.51 -33.27 169.41 171.5 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-12 Approved 1979 [80] Matsuo; Japanese poet (1644-1694). Oct 7, 2016
15955 Chikyu Rupes Chikyu Rupes Mercury 561 -53.82 259.62 -49.03 -58.6 255.67 263.57 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Rupes, rupēs RU H-13 Approved Jan 12, 2021 [598] Japanese; a scientific drilling ship built for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program to conduct deep-sea geological research. Jan 25, 2021
1749 Eitoku Eitoku Mercury 101 -21.8 157.18 -20.58 -23.01 155.87 158.49 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-08 Approved 1976 [80] Pseudonym of Kano Kuninobu; painter (1543-1590). Oct 11, 2016
2044 Futabatei Futabatei Mercury 57 -16.05 83.52 -15.39 -16.71 82.84 84.21 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-07 Approved 1976 [59] S.; Japanese novelist (1864-1909). Oct 11, 2016
2378 Harunobu Harunobu Mercury 107 14.88 140.93 16.13 13.62 139.63 142.22 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-07 Approved 1976 [59] Suzuki; Japanese artist (1720/1724-1770). Oct 11, 2016
2523 Hiroshige Hiroshige Mercury 138 -13.34 26.96 -11.71 -14.97 25.28 28.64 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-06 Approved 1976 [80] Ando; Japanese artist (1797-1858). Oct 11, 2016
2526 Hitomaro Hitomaro Mercury 105 -16.07 15.65 -14.84 -17.3 14.38 16.93 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-06 Approved 1976 [59] Kakinomoto No; Japanese poet (c. 655-c. 700). Oct 11, 2016
14644 Hokusai Hokusai Mercury 114 57.84 343.35 59 56.67 341.25 345.46 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-05 Approved Mar 3, 2010 [211] Katsushika; Japanese painter, draftsman, and printmaker (1760-1849). Oct 11, 2016
15855 Josetsu Josetsu Mercury 30 83.58 134.93 83.95 83.21 131.73 138.13 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-01 Approved Sep 11, 2019 [540] Taikō, Japanese ink painter (1405 – 1496). Sep 11, 2019
15775 Kainan Rupēs Kainan Rupes Mercury 325 -29.8 330.8 -26.3 -33.4 327.2 333.1 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Rupes, rupēs RU H-14 Approved Oct 19, 2018 [486] Japanese; Kainan Maru, ship of Nobu Shirase Antarctic exploration, 1910-1912. Oct 19, 2018
2987 Kenkō Kenko Mercury 105 -21.35 16.16 -20.14 -22.55 14.83 17.49 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-06 Approved 1976 [80] Yashida Ca; Japanese writer (1283-1352). Oct 11, 2016
3181 Kōshō Kosho Mercury 64 59.93 139.87 60.66 59.18 138.39 141.34 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-03 Approved 1985 [80] Japanese sculptor (13th century). Oct 11, 2016
14585 Kunisada Kunisada Mercury 241 1.36 247.14 4.19 -1.48 244.31 249.98 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-09 Approved Jul 9, 2009 [211] Utagawa Kunisada; Japanese woodblock printmaker (1786-1864). Oct 11, 2016
15237 Kuniyoshi Kuniyoshi Mercury 27 -57.87 37.49 -57.57 -58.17 36.9 38.07 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-11 Approved Mar 14, 2014 [59] Utagawa Kuniyoshi; Japanese painter and printmaker (1798-1861). Oct 11, 2016
3169 Kurosawa Kurosawa Mercury 152 -52.44 21.49 -50.63 -54.26 18.52 24.46 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-11 Approved 1976 [80] Kinko; Japanese composer (18th century). Oct 11, 2016
15084 Kyōsai Kyosai Mercury 39 25.15 355.14 25.61 24.7 354.64 355.65 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-05 Approved Dec 19, 2012 [211] Kawanabe; Japanese artist (1831-1889). Oct 11, 2016
14587 Matabei Matabei Mercury 24 -39.85 14.05 -39.58 -40.13 13.69 14.41 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-11 Approved Jul 9, 2009 [211] Iwasa; Japanese painter (1578-1650). Oct 11, 2016
4071 Murasaki Murasaki Mercury 132 -12.54 30.4 -10.99 -14.08 28.81 32 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-06 Approved 1976 [59] Shikibu; Japanese novelist and poet (978-1014/1026). Oct 12, 2016
6938 Ōkyo Okyo Mercury 66 -70.05 74.66 -69.28 -70.82 72.41 76.91 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-15 Approved 1985 [59] Maruyama; Japanese painter (1733-1795). Oct 12, 2016
15145 Rikyū Rikyu Mercury 22.4 79.91 22.74 80.17 79.64 21.23 24.24 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-01 Approved Jun 18, 2013 [305] Sen no; Japanese tea master, designer of Japanese tea ceremony (1522-1591). Jun 20, 2013
5279 Saikaku Saikaku Mercury 64 71.96 177.97 72.88 71.02 174.96 180.98 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-01 Approved 1979 [59] Ihara; Japanese novelist and poet (1642-1693). Oct 13, 2016
5408 Sei Sei Mercury 137 -64.61 88.59 -62.98 -66.2 84.83 92.35 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-11 Approved 1976 [59] Shonagun; Japanese diarist and poet (c. 966-1013). Oct 13, 2016
5801 Sōseki Soseki Mercury 92 39.31 38.77 40.38 38.23 37.38 40.17 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-02 Approved 1985 [59] Natsume (Kinosaka); Japanese novelist (1867-1916). Oct 14, 2016
5802 Sōtatsu Sotatsu Mercury 157 -48.73 18.17 -46.87 -50.57 15.37 20.97 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-11 Approved 1976 [59] Tawaraya; Japanese artist (1600-1643). Oct 14, 2016
15848 Soya Rupes Soya Rupes Mercury 372 -6.47 293.37 -2.89 -10.06 291.42 296.23 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Rupes, rupēs RU H-10 Approved Jun 10, 2019 [535] Japanese; Japan’s first dedicated Antarctic research vessel (polar voyages in 1956-1962). Jun 10, 2019
5750 Suisei Planitia Suisei Planitia Mercury 569 60.88 147.81 67.7 54.41 140.23 156.44 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Planitia, planitiae PL H-03 Approved 1976 [80] Japanese word for the planet Mercury. Oct 14, 2016
5830 Takanobu Takanobu Mercury 72 30.66 108.56 31.5 29.82 107.62 109.51 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-03 Approved 1985 [59] Fujiwara; Japanese poet and portrait artist (1142-1205). Oct 14, 2016
5831 Takayoshi Takayoshi Mercury 136 -37.23 163.82 -35.63 -38.82 161.82 165.82 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-12 Approved 1979 [80] Japanese painter (12th century). Oct 14, 2016
6113 Tsurayuki Tsurayuki Mercury 83 -62.99 20.34 -62.07 -63.91 18.19 22.5 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-11 Approved 1976 [80] Ki (Kino); noted Japanese man of letters (c. 945). Oct 14, 2016
6228 Unkei Unkei Mercury 121 -31.79 62.6 -30.43 -33.15 60.91 64.28 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-11 Approved 1976 [59] Japanese sculptor (c. 1148-1223). Oct 14, 2016
15435 Yamada Yamada Mercury 17.1 82.54 223.84 82.74 82.34 222.32 225.35 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-01 Approved Nov 4, 2015 [381] Kosaku; Japanese composer and conductor (1886-1965). Nov 4, 2015
15028 Yoshikawa Yoshikawa Mercury 30 81.21 253.97 81.57 80.86 251.64 256.3 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-01 Approved Aug 6, 2012 [75] Hidetsugu (Eiji); Japanese novelist (1892-1962). Aug 6, 2012
6709 Zeami Zeami Mercury 129 -2.96 147.41 -1.45 -4.47 145.9 148.93 +W (0-360) AS - Japan Crater, craters AA H-08 Approved 1976 [59] Motokiyo; Japanese dramatist and playwright (c. 1363-1443). Oct 14, 2016

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