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Tokyo Police Arrest Suspect in Anne Frank Library Book Vandalism.

Tokyo police have arrested a man suspected in connection with last month's wave of vandalism directed at copies of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl in libraries and bookstores across the city. Pages had been torn out in more than 200 copies of the Japanese translation of the book, a surprising development in a country that has so widely embraced both the story and the figure of Anne Frank.

JTA reports that police announced the arrest of what they described as an "unemployed man in his 30s" who admitted to involvement in the vandalism. The suspect was arrested in a Tokyo bookstore for unrelated reasons, and was quickly connected to the vandalism.

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Author:Butnick, Stephanie
Publication:Tablet Magazine
Date:Mar 13, 2014
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