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Fumio Takano was born in Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Prefecture on September 14, 1966.

Studied vocals and piano in youth, under Hiroyuki and Akemi Sato of Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation.

Won the Second Prize in the 2nd annual Aoyama Round Theatre Scenario Competition in 1988 (with no winner of the First Prize).

She majored in occidental history in Ibaraki University, received a Master of Arts in Hestory at Ochanomizu University. Major was the French Revolution.

In 1995, made her debut with “Musica Machina”, which had been nominated as a finalist of the 6th Japan Fantasy Novel Award 1994.

She got married Toru Inoue in 2002, currently lives in Tokyo with her husband.

Joined the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan in 2004.

Won the 58th Edogawa Ranpo Prize with “A Sister of Karamazov" in 2012.

Joined the Japan Writers' Association in 2013.

Being member of the selection committee of Japan SF Award from 2017 to 2020.

Takano has given many lectures at many places, including Russian Fantasy Novel Writers’ Convention in Saint Petersburg, Keio University, The English Literary Society of Japan, Ibaraki Prefectural Library, Embassy of the Russian Federation, Ibaraki University, the 2nd International Science Fiction Symposium in Hiroshima, Meiji University, Prefectural University of Kumamoto, Consulate General of Russia in Osaka, NipPop2016 in Bologna, and many other conventions on science fiction, junior high and high schools in Ibaraki Prefecture.

Takano is a member of Japan Writers' Association, Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Japan, and a general member of "Japan – Russia" Society.

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