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Donald Keene, a prominent scholar of Japanese literature who last year became a Japanese citizen, has adopted the shamisen player Seiki Uehara as his son, Keene revealed on Monday in a talk he gave in Niigata.

According to Seiki, 62, the talk of possible adoption surfaced around spring 2011 when the U.S.-born Keene, 90, expressed his intention to switch to Japanese citizenship.

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