A damaged Anne Frank-related book in Tokyo, 21 February 2014
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Anne Frank books vandalised in Tokyo libraries

More than 100 copies of Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl have been found vandalised in libraries across the Japanese capital, according to officials.

A total of 265 copies of the diary and other related books in 31 libraries were found damaged after the first vandalised book was found in January, prompting a wider search.

A US Jewish rights group has called for a police investigation.

The Director of Shinjuku City's Chuo Library in Tokyo, Kotaro Fujimaki, explained how he thought the vandalism took place.

  • 21 Feb 2014
  • From the section Asia
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