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History of SFWJ

Mar. 5. 1963

SFWJ was established at Sanchinkyo, a Taiwan cuisine restaurant in Shinjuku, by following 11 Science Fiction writers, critics and editors.
Ishikawa Takashi(critic and editor of 'Sunday Mainichi' magazine)
Komatsu Sakyo(writer)
Kawamura Tetsuro(translator)
Saito Morihiro(science critic)
Saito Hakko(translator)
Hammura Ryo(writer)
Fukushima Masami(editor of 'SF Magazine')
Hoshi Shin'ichi(writer)
Mori Yu(editor of 'SF Magazine')
Mitsuse Ryu(writer)
Yano Tetsu(translator, writer)

(data from "Mitou no Jidai(Unexplored Age)" by Fukushima Masami)


former presidents and exective secretaries

president e.s.
1963 - ? none 1st Hammura Ryo
? - 1973 2nd Otomo Shoji
1973 - 1975 3rd Kosai Tadashi
1976 - 1977 1st Hoshi Shin'ichi
1978 - 1979 2nd Yano Tetsu 4th Mayumura Taku
1980 - 1983 3rd Komatsu Sakyo 5th Tsutsui Yasutaka
1984 - 1985 4th Tsutsui Yasutaka 6th Toyota Aritsune
1986 - 1987 5th Toyota Aritsune 7th Tanaka Koji
1988 - 1989 6th Tanaka Koji 8th Kawamata Chiaki
1990 9th Yamada Masaki
1991 10th Yokota Jun'ya
1992 - 1993 7th Kawamata Chiaki 11th Takachiho Haruka
1994 - 1995 8th Yumemakura Baku 12th Morishita Kazuhito
1996 - 1999 9th Nagai Go 13th Takachiho Haruka
1999 - 10th Ohara Mariko 14th Saito Eiichirou

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