'Chatterley' to bare all in Japan

Tuesday 12 November 1996 00:02 GMT
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Japan, a nation where pornography is freely available, gets a chance later this month to read an uncensored version of Lady Chatterley's Lover for the first time in 46 years. The Shinchosha publishing house said that a full Japanese translation of Lawrence's classic, including passages still officially banned, would be available on bookshelves on 30 November. In 1950 the Japanese Supreme Court found a complete Japanese translation of the author's book obscene and ordered about 80 pages of love scenes to be deleted.

Reuter - Tokyo

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