Named in honor of Hyoichi Kohno (1958– ), Japanese adventurer, born in Ehime prefecture, where this minor planet was discovered. Since 1980, he has boated down the Yukon River; climbed Mt. McKinley (6194 m) and Cerro Aconcagua (6959 m), the highest mountains in North and South America; walked across Patagonia; walked from Los Angeles to New York; walked from Algeria to Togo across the Sahara desert; and so on. In 1997, he became the first Japanese to walk to the North Pole alone. (M 32096)
Avastatud: 20-4-1995 Avastamiskoht: Kuma Kogen Avastajad: Nakamura, A.
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