Living with CometsF Tsuruhiko Kiuchi—Nagano / Summer 1996
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Swift-Tuttle comet and Kiuchi to meet in approximately 1,377,800,000 km.

March 16, 1990 The Chelnis-Kiuchi-Nakamura comet (orbiting once every 3,000 years) is discovered.

"This was the first comet I discovered. I had made several discoveries up until that time, but the weather turned bad, or I was beaten to the discovery, so this time I was cool-headed. When I discovered the comet, I wanted to jump for joy, but I decided to be discreet. Gradually, I realized that I was sharpening my senses. I was actually looking at my own actions from an objective viewpoint. Time passed, and then I was able to respond to interview questions."

"Olympic champions, for example, believe that they won because they used everything in their power. Do your very best, and the fruits will follow. I think I felt the same way. No matter how many times I find a comet, I still feel that way."