|Born||January 12, 1941|
Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
He graduated from Tama Art University in 1961, and began working at observatories, producing a substantial bibliography of general-audience astronomy books. In 1974, Fujii began Japan's first star party, the "Invitation to Starlit Skies", which he hosted on Mount Azuma until 1984.
- About "Seeing in the Dark", by Timothy Ferris; published March 2008; retrieved June 22, 2011
- The History of Tainai Star Party, by Shigemi Numazawa, first published in Sky and Telescope, July 2002; archived at tainai.jp; retrieved June 22, 2011
- Astronomical Photographs from David Malin Images, by David Malin; published 30 August 2009; retrieved June 22, 2011
- Nonfiction Notes at Publishers Weekly, Volume 248 Issue 40 10/01/2001; retrieved June 22, 2011
- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). "(3872) Akirafujii". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3872) Akirafujii. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 328–329. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-29925-7_3861. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3.
- David Ratledge analyzes the "Akira Fujii effect", at Deep-Sky.co.uk
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