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Japan has claimed the British Nobel Literature Prize winner for 2017, Kazuo Ishiguro, saying he’s always been theirs and they never forgot him.

“We’re pleased to announce Kazuo Ishiguro is Japanese!” Japan said just after Ishiguro took out the award.

“Ishiguro has always been in our thoughts even though we didn’t want to give him dual citizenship,” said Japan.

“Sure, we started writing his name in katakana, the alphabet reserved for foreigners, but we knew deep down he was still Japanese.”

“In fact, he’s probably now even more Japanese than Haruki Murakami.”

Ishiguro told Japanese reporters he feels a strong connection to Japan after they specifically asked him, “Do you feel a strong connection with japan?”

“Yeah, sure, why not,” Ishiguro replied.

Image: Wikipedia/MariuszKubik

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