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Placido collects 15 million yen

The former tenor has been awarded the Premium Imperiale, a Japanese vanity case for the superannuated.

This year’s other winners are the sculptor Antony Gormley and film director Francis Ford Coppola. Each gets a cheque for $150,000, hardly a life-changer at this stage. Maybe they’ll turn it down.

The UK adviser to the prize is the discredited chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten.

domingo abu dhabi

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  1. Kenji Sukeibei says:

    If gaijin (filthy foreigners) only knew how much the Japanese actually hated them…

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