Japanese fan Takumi Shibano (b.1926) died on January 16 from pneumonia. Shibano co-founded and edited Uchūjin, Japan’s first sf magazine, in 1957. He wrote several science fiction novels and in the 1970s he became a translator of science fiction into Japanese. Shibano was guest of honor at two worldcons, LACon III in 1996 and Nippon 2007.
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