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Princess Masako book cancelled in Japan

The Japanese edition of Princess Masako: Prisoner of the Chrysanthemum Throne, by Australian author Ben Hills (Random), has been cancelled by publisher Kodansha after much controversy in recent weeks.Hills has attacked the Japanese government's diplomatic protests over the book, calling them ‘a blatant attack on freedom of speech.'Kodansha has denied...

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