Inako Kawai (河井 伊奈子 Kawai Inako) is one of the minor characters in the series, who appeared in the 1979 anime episode Girlfriend Catalog.
Inako is the nicest little girl in the nobita's school, and in the class next to that of the protagonists. Suneo has a crush on her and mentions that he wants to marry her in the future.
- Inako is only mentioned in the manga, and her appearance isn't shown to the reader.
- In the 1979 anime adaptation of Girlfriend Catalog, a girl called Ryoko Fukada replaces Inako as Suneo's crush. Inako's role is later restored in the 2005 anime adaptation.
- It is unlikely that Suneo will be married to Inako in the future, given that the remake version of 2005 adaptation of Nobita's Bride reveals that Suneo's future wife is another. less attractive woman.