Jonathan M. Hall jmhall at pomona.edu
Wed Mar 17 12:52:10 EDT 2010

The French award was reported in the Japanese press more than a week ago.
It's no gag at all :-)


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¼þÃû: Kitano, n¨¦e Takeshi, in Paris

The Guardian today has an arts feature on Takeshi Kitano, related to his exhibition in Paris, that takes a fair stab at his two personas.
Has he really just got the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres ?  This isn't a Takeshi gag ? [I've stumbled on a spate of false award claims this week, only one of which was half Japanese related].  No, it seems widely reported.  So did he give an acceptance speech ¨¤ la Venise, saying that we were on the same side in the war, alongside Mar¨¦chal P¨¦tain ?

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