Yukio Sakurai (b. 1953) is a local government official and an amateur astronomer in Japan. Inspired by Kaoru Ikeya's activity, he began comet searches in 1969 and nova searches in 1987. He has discovered several novae, including V4362 Sgr in 1994.
Avastatud: 9-10-1989 Avastamiskoht: Kitami Avastajad: Yanai, M., Watanabe, K.