Well, this isn't good news.
According to a report in the Japan Times , one of the country's most noted composers is a fraud.
It's Resident Evil and Onimusha composer Mamoru Samuragochi, who has admitted that over the past decade, someone else has been writing his arrangements. This includes what he dubbed his best achievement, a piece called "Hiroshima Symphony," dedicated to those who lost their lives in the 1945 atomic explosion.
Samuragochi's lawyer informed everyone that the "modern Beethoven" is apologetic. He "deeply regrets" his actions and he calls them "totally inexcusable." He didn't even write the piece entitled "Sonatina for Violin," which will be featured at the Winter Olympics this month. Samuragochi is deaf, so that's how the comparison to Beethoven came about…but obviously, he ain't no Beethoven.
He decided to admit everything after NHK aired a documentary featuring Samuragochi touring the tsunami-devastated Tohuku region of Japan. He met with survivors and was even shown composing a requiem for a little girl who lost her mother. Faking that is just plain sick, so maybe that's what finally pushed him to confess.
Like I said, not good.