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Mishima

[mi-shee-muh; Japanese mee-shee-mah] /mɪˈʃi mə; Japanese ˈmi ʃiˌmɑ/
noun
1.
Yukio
[yoo-kee-oh;; Japanese yoo-kee-aw] /ˈyu kiˌoʊ;; Japanese ˈyu kiˌɔ/ (Show IPA),
(Kimitake Hiraoka) 1925–70, Japanese novelist and playwright.
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  • On my way back I happened to hear the voice of Paymaster Mishima, who was directing the conveyance of provisions.

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Mishima

/ˈmɪʃɪmə/
noun
1.
Yukio (ˈjuːkɪəʊ). 1925–70, Japanese novelist and short-story writer, whose works reflect a preoccupation with homosexuality and death. He committed harakiri in protest at the decline of traditional Japanese values
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