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A series of around 30 letters that novelist and playwright Kobo Abe (1924-1993) wrote to his younger brother between 1947 and 1951 has been found, according to his daughter, Neri.

The letters show the author of “The Woman in the Dunes” and “The Box Man” encouraging his brother, Shunko Imura, a Sapporo resident who was trying to become a doctor, and expressing his views on art, she said.

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