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Kazuo Ishiguro -- a very British man with Japanese roots, and a Nobel Prize

Works by 'The Remains of the Day' author sell out in Japan day after announcement

Kazuo Ishiguro speaks to the media outside his home in London on Oct. 5.   © Reuters

TOKYO The Japan-born winner of the Nobel Prize in literature this year hopes that his honor can help light a way for a confused world.

"It comes at a time when the world is uncertain about its values, its leadership and its safety. I just hope that my receiving this huge honor will, even in a small way, encourage the forces for good," said 62-year-old Kazuo Ishiguro.

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