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"Japan's Beethoven" apologizes for lying to audience

English.news.cn   2014-03-07 16:21:49

TOKYO, March 7 (Xinhua) -- Mamoru Samuragochi, known as "Japan' s Beethoven", who was accused of faking his deafness, apologized for fake work at a news conference Friday, local media reported.

"I apologize for the great trouble I caused because of my lies, " Samuragochi, 50, made the statement a month later after admitting he had employed a ghostwriter.

He said his hearing had been recovering from about three years ago, but denied he was posturing as deaf and said he still had hearing problems and needed a sign language interpreter, who accompanied him at the news conference.

A diagnosis distributed the day showed that Samuragochi is not deaf under the law but has a "sensorineural hearing loss," which is often caused by impairment in the inner ear.

But his ghostwriter, Takashi Niigaki, 43, said last month that he had never felt Samuragochi had a hearing problem

Samuragochi, a native of Hiroshima and the son of atomic bomb survivors, is best known for the classical piece "Hiroshima Symphony" or Symphony No. 1, according to Japan's Kyodo News.

He had been likened to the famous German composer Beethoven who was also deaf. But on Feb. 5, Samuragochi said through lawyer that he had employed a ghostwriter for years.

Editor: chengyang
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