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Israeli embassy donates Anne Frank books to Tokyo libraries

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The Israeli embassy in Japan has given 300 Anne Frank related books to libraries in Tokyo after their copies were vandalised.

Over 300 library books, including copies of Anne Frank’s diary and other literature about her, have been damaged and had pages torn out since the beginning of the year.

The deputy chief of mission at the Israeli embassy, Peleg Lewi, said he hoped ultimately there would be a positive outcome.

“I think that this act (vandalism), maybe something good will happen out of it. Because the reaction of the society was so positive and so many reactions against this act. So I think that the society will reflect now on how can this kind of act have happened.”

The motive for damaging the Anne Frank books is unclear.

Police in Tokyo have set up an investigation task force to find those responsible.