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The city of Ota, Gunma Prefecture, has ditched a public museum logo designed by Kenjiro Sano, whose work for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was withdrawn amid a plagiarism controversy, Mayor Masayoshi Shimizu said Friday.

Sano’s design for the museum and library building, currently under construction and scheduled to open in October 2016, drew the attention of U.S. designer Josh Divine because of its similarities with his own work.

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