Seiun Awards

The Seiun Taisho (Seiun Award) is the Japanese equivalent of the Hugo Award.

It is voted upon by SF fans who attend the annual Japanese National SF Convention, Nihon SF Taikai. The physical prize differs from year to year.

The first winners were James P. Hogan (Foreign Novel) and Larry Niven (Foreign Novelette), both in 1980/1981.

Since 1980/1981, awards have been presented in a variety of categories, including Novel and Foreign Novel.