Born Dec. 19, 1913. Japanese historian. Graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1936.
In 1951, Inoue became a member of the Central Committee of the League for the Emancipation of the Buraku (buraku are the settlements of a former caste of pariahs known as eta). He is also a member of the Society for the Study of History and the Association of Democratic Scholars. He has written a number of works on modern and contemporary Japanese history.
WORKSIstoriia sovremennoi Iaponii. (With Okonogi Shindzaburo and Suzuki Shoshi.) Moscow, 1955. (Translated from Japanese.)
Istoriia voiny na Tikhom okeane, vols. 1–5. (With others.) Moscow, 1957–58. (Translated from Japanese.)