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AOMORI (Kyodo) A previously unknown photograph of the late famed novelist Osamu Dazai has been discovered ahead of the 100th anniversary of his birth Friday, the city of Goshogawara, Aomori Prefecture, said.

The photo of Dazai, who is on the left in the second row, shows him around age 16 with some 30 schoolmates and his brother. Dazai is wearing a school uniform with a sign of class leader attached to the sleeve and a badge for honor-roll students.

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