• Kyodo


An unreleased recording of late novelist Yukio Mishima has been found in which he discusses death and the Constitution just nine months before his sensational suicide, it was learned Thursday.

The roughly 80-minute recording of Mishima’s conversation with British translator John Bester in Japanese is believed to have been taped on Feb. 19, 1970, and kept at Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings Inc. It was originally intended not to be made public, TBS said.

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