(May 29, 1958 – )
Hiroaki Inoue (井上 博明), a Tokyo fan, chaired the Nippon 2007 Worldcon and bid. Active in Japanese fandom since 1976, he also ran a number of other conventions, including SF Show 6 (1984) and SF X'mas 1–4 (1983–86), and co-chaired Mig-con (the 27th Japan National Science Fiction Convention, in 1988); and Captain Future Con (1990).
He has been a member of Space Force, serving as Chief of the General Staff (1979–87), and he was chair of JASFIC (Japanese Association for Science Fiction International Communication).
He is married to fellow fan Tamie Inoue. In his day job, Inoue is an anime producer; his credits include Appleseed, Armitage III, Blue Gender, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki and Perfect Blue.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 1998 — Takumi Shibano Award for outstanding fan activity
- 2005 — CascadiaCon
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