Japanese tabloid accuses popular writer of faking his credentials in China
Headline article: Famous Japanese writer Kato Yoshikazu faked his resume: magazine Kato Yoshikazu, a widely-read writer in China, has been accused by Japanese tabloid Shukan Bunshun of lying to Chinese media saying he was once accepted to study at the University of Tokyo; Kato apologised yesterday (in Japanese only), but now Chinese netizens question other colourful claims of his, such as his Harvard admission, or that Chinese President Hu Jintao once paid him a special visit at Peking University.
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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
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Chinese Law Prof Blog
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New York Times
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