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Kabuki actor Nakamura Kichiemon designated as national treasure

The Cultural Affairs Council recommended Friday that the government designate veteran Kabuki actor Nakamura Kichiemon, 67, as a so-called living national treasure.

The panel of the Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry also recommended Kishun Nishie, a 70-year-old singer and player of the sanshin musical instrument for the Okinawan traditional arts, as a living national treasure.

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