Hōei Nojiri

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Hōei Nojiri.

Hōei Nojiri (野尻 抱影 Nojiri Hōei?, November 15, 1885 – October 30, 1977) was a Japanese essayist and astronomer. He was a brother of the novelist Nojiri Haruhikoˀ, whose pen name was Osaragi Jirō.

In 1930 he coined the Japanese word Meiōsei (冥王星?) for the newly discovered planet Pluto. And the name is used in China, Korea, and Japan.

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