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The Suicide of Yukio Mishima

Yukio Mishima was a celebrated author who killed himself in very public circumstances in Tokyo in 1970. Henry Scott Stokes knew him well, but still cannot understand his death.

Yukio Mishima, the celebrated Japanese author, killed himself in very public circumstances in Tokyo in 1970.
Henry Scott Stokes was working as a foreign correspondent in Japan at the time and knew the great writer well. He remembers the day of Mishima's death, and his long-standing interest in ritual suicide.

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