1938 WA. Discovered 1938 Nov. 17 by K. Reinmuth at Heidelberg.
Named in memory of Hoei Nojiri (1885–1977), the most famous popularizer of astronomy in Japan. Having begun his career as a teacher of English, he wrote many books based on his study of the mythology and ethnology of stars in Japan and abroad. His books have inspired many professional astronomers currently active in Japan. (M 9478)
Name proposed by T. Urata, who found the identifications involving this planet, and endorsed by Y. Kozai.