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A new museum built in honor of Donald Keene, a prominent U.S.-born scholar of Japanese literature, was opened to reporters Friday in Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, prior to its public unveiling Saturday.

At a news conference at the Donald Keene Center Kashiwazaki, Keene, 91, said: “I would not be here unless I happened to read the translated ‘Tale of Genji.’ I appreciate that the wonderful museum has been created.”

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