In the wake of the revelation that native son Mamoru Samuragochi did not compose musical scores for which he was credited, the city of Hiroshima has decided to take back an award it gave to him in 2008.

It came to light this week that not only did Samuragochi have a ghostwriter, but he is not even deaf, one of the reasons for his fame, according to the ghostwriter.

The Hiroshima Citizen's Award, presented to people who have contributed to the city by fueling the hopes and dreams of other citizens, will be vacated for the first time since it was established in 2002.