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Japanese Science Fiction Chronology

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1950 'Amazing Stories Japanese Edition' charter issue
1951 Manga "Atomu Taishi"(later "Tetsuwan Atomu", also known as "Astro Boy") by Tezuka Osamu
1954 Magazine 'Seiun'(meaning 'Nebula') charter issue
1954 Movie "Godzilla"
1955 "World Science Fiction Collection" published by Muromachi-Shobo
1956 "Newest Science Romance Collection" published by Gengen-sha
1957 Magazine 'Uchujin'(meaning 'Cosmic Dust') charter issue
1959.12 'SF Magazine' charter issue published by Hayakawa-Shobo
1962 the 1st Japan SF Convention, MEG-CON
1963.3.5 Science Fiction Writers Japan established on March 5th
1965 Japan SF Fan Group Association Committee established
1970 International Science Fiction Symposium
1970 Seiun Award(Japanese Hugo) established
1977 Uchujin's 20th anniversary convention COSMICON
1980 Nihon SF Taisho Award(Japanese Nebula) established

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