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Late TV presenter Mao Kobayashi's blog on cancer struggle to appear in English

Ichikawa Ebizo and Mao Kobayashi are seen in this July 29, 2010 file photo. (Mainichi)

The blog of late TV presenter Mao Kobayashi, in which she chronicled her battle with breast cancer, will be translated into English, according to a June 30 statement by her widower Ichikawa Ebizo.

Ebizo, 39, a renowned kabuki actor, made the announcement via an update on his own blog stating that the translated posts "will hopefully help people across the world who are affected by breast cancer, as well as their families."

An English translation of the inaugural post on Kobayashi's "Kokoro." blog, which was released in September 2016, has already been added to the "Kokoro." website. Ebizo apparently plans to add more translated posts on a gradual basis before switching to a new website, which is currently under construction.

Kobayashi passed away on June 22, at the age of 34.

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